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VMware Security Advisory - VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View VMCI privilege (VMSA-2013-0002)
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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2013-0002
Synopsis: VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View VMCI privilege
escalation vulnerability
Issue date:  2013-02-07
Updated on:  2013-02-07 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2013-1406

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1. Summary

   VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View address a vulnerability in
   the VMCI.SYS driver which could result in a privilege escalation
   on Windows-based hosts and on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.

2. Relevant releases

   VMware Workstation 9.0
   VMware Workstation 8.x prior to version 8.0.5

   VMware Fusion 5.x prior to version 5.0.2
   VMware Fusion 4.x prior to version 4.1.4

   VMware View 5.x prior to version 5.1.2
   VMware View 4.x prior to version 4.6.2

   VMware ESXi 5.1 without ESXi510-201212102-SG
   VMware ESXi 5.0 without ESXi500-201212102-SG
   VMware ESXi 4.1.without ESXi410-201211402-BG
   VMware ESXi 4.0 without ESXi400-201302402-SG

   VMware ESX 4.1.without ESX410-201211401-SG
   VMware ESX 4.0 without ESX400-201302401-SG


3. Problem Description

   a. VMware VMCI privilege escalation

      VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View contain a vulnerability
      in the handling of control code in vmci.sys. A local malicious
      user may exploit this vulnerability to manipulate the memory
      allocation through the Virtual Machine Communication Interface
      (VMCI) code. This could result in a privilege escalation on
      Windows-based hosts and on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems

      VMware would like to thank Derek Soeder of Cylance, Inc. and
      Kostya Kortchinsky of Microsoft for independently reporting this
      issue to us.

      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
      has assigned the names CVE-2013-1406 to this issue.

      Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to
      remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
      available.

        VMware          Product   Running   Replace with/
        Product         Version   on        Apply Patch*
        =============   =======   =======   =================
        Workstation     9.x       Windows   9.0.1
        Workstation     8.x       Windows   8.0.5

        Fusion          5.0       Mac OS/X  5.0.2
        Fusion          4.1       Mac OS/X  4.1.4

        View            5.x       Windows   5.1.2
        View            4.x       Windows   4.6.2

        ESXi            5.1       ESXi      ESXi510-201212102-SG
        ESXi            5.0       ESXi      ESXi500-201212102-SG
        ESXi            4.1       ESXi      ESXi410-201211402-BG
        ESXi            4.0       ESXi      ESXi400-201302402-SG
        ESXi            3.5       ESXi      not affected

        ESX             4.1       ESX       ESX410-201211401-SG
        ESX             4.0       ESX       ESX400-201302401-SG
        ESX             3.5       ESX       not affected

      * Notes on updating VMware Guest Tools:

      After the update or patch is applied, VMware Guest Tools must
      be updated in any pre-existing Windows-based Guest Operating
      System followed by a reboot of the guest system.

4. Solution

   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
   and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

   VMware Workstation 9.0.1
   ---------------------------
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
   File: VMware-workstation-full-9.0.1-894247.exe

https://www.vmware.com/support/ws90/doc/workstation-901-release-notes.html

   VMware Workstation 8.0.5
   ---------------------------
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
   File: VMware-workstation-full-8.0.5-893925.exe

https://www.vmware.com/support/ws80/doc/releasenotes_workstation_805.html

   VMware Fusion 5.0.2
   ---------------------------
   File: VMware-Fusion-5.0.2-900491.dmg
   https://www.vmware.com/support/fusion5/doc/fusion-502-release-notes.html

   VMware Fusion 4.1.4
   ---------------------------
   File: VMware-Fusion-4.1.4-900582-light.dmg
   https://www.vmware.com/support/fusion4/doc/releasenotes_fusion_414.html

   View 5.1.2
   ---------------------------

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/desktop_end_user_computing/vmwar
e_view/5_1

   Release Notes
   https://www.vmware.com/support/view51/doc/view-512-release-notes.html

   VMware View Connection Server (32-bit)
   VMware-viewconnectionserver-5.1.2-912971.exe

   VMware View Connection Server (64-bit)
   VMware-viewconnectionserver-x86_64-5.1.2-912971.exe

   View 4.6.2
   ---------------------------
   http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_view/4_6
   Release Notes
   https://www.vmware.com/support/view46/doc/view-462-release-notes.html

   VMware View Connection Server (32-bit)
   VMware-viewconnectionserver-4.6.2-916912.exe

   VMware View Connection Server (64-bit)
   VMware-viewconnectionserver-x86_64-4.6.2-916912.exe

   ESXi and ESX
   ------------
   https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/download.portal

   ESXi 5.1
   --------
   File: ESXi510-201212001.zip
   md5sum: 81d562c00942973f13520afac4868748
   sha1sum: ec1ff6d3e3c9b127252ba1b710c74119f1164786
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2035775
   ESXi510-201212001 contains ESXi510-201212102-SG

   ESXi 5.0
   ------------------
   File: update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update02.zip
   md5sum: ab8f7f258932a39f7d3e7877787fd198
   sha1sum: b65bacab4e38cf144e223cff4770501b5bd23334
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2033751
   update-from-esxi5.0-5.0_update02.zip contains ESXi500-201212102-SG

   ESXi 4.1
   ------------------
   File: ESXi410-201211001.zip
   md5sum: f7da5cd52d3c314abc31fe7aef4e50d3
   sha1sum: a4d2232723717d896ff3b0879b0bdb3db823c0a1
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2036257
   ESXi410-201211001 contains ESXi410-201211402-BG

   ESXi 4.0
   ------------------
   File: ESXi400-201302001.zip
   md5sum: 8fca17ca97669dd1d34c34902e8e7ddf
   sha1sum: 51d76922eb7116810622acdd611f3029237a5680
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2041344
   ESXi400-201302001 contains ESXi400-201302402-SG

   ESX 4.1
   --------
   File: ESX410-201211001.zip
   md5sum: c167bccc388661e329fc494df13855c3
   sha1sum: a8766b2eff68813a262d21a6a6ebeaae62e58c98
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2036254
   ESX410-201211001 contains ESX410-201211401-SG

   ESX 4.0
   --------
   File: ESX400-201302001.zip
   md5sum: 5ca4276e97c19b832d778e17e5f4ba64
   sha1sum: 8d73cf062d8b23bd23f9b85d23f97f2888e4612f
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2041343
   ESX400-201302001 contains ESX400-201302401-SG

5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1406

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6. Change log

   2013-02-07 VMSA-2013-0002
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
   ESX 4.0 patches on 2013-02-07


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   Copyright 2013 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.




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