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VMware Security Advisory - VMware vCenter Server, ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol memory corruption and third party library security issues. (VMSA-2013-0003)
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 VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2013-0003
Synopsis:  VMware vCenter Server, ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol
memory corruption and third party library security issues.
Issue date:  2013-02-21
Updated on:  2013-02-21 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: --- vSphere NFC ---
             CVE-2013-1659
             --- OpenSSL ---
             CVE-2012-2110
             --- JRE ---
             See references
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1. Summary

   VMware has updated VMware vCenter Server, ESXi and ESX to address
   a vulnerability in the Network File Copy (NFC) Protocol. This update
   also addresses multiple security vulnerabilities in third party
   libraries used by VirtualCenter, ESX and ESXi.

2. Relevant releases

      VMware vCenter Server 5.1 prior to 5.1.0b
      VMware vCenter Server 5.0 prior to 5.0 Update 2
      VMware vCenter Server 4.0 prior to Update 4b
      VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 prior to Update 6c

      VMware ESXi 5.1 without ESXi510-201212101-SG
      VMware ESXi 5.0 without ESXi500-201212102-SG
      VMware ESXi 4.1 without ESXi410-201301401-SG
      VMware ESXi 4.0 without ESXi400-201302401-SG
      VMware ESXi 3.5 without ESXe350-201302401-I-SG and
ESXe350-201302403-C-SG

      VMware ESX 4.1 without ESX410-201301401-SG
      VMware ESX 4.0 without ESX400-201302401-SG
      VMware ESX 3.5 without ESX350-201302401-SG


3. Problem Description

   a. VMware vCenter, ESXi and ESX NFC protocol memory corruption
      vulnerability

      VMware vCenter Server, ESXi and ESX contain a vulnerability in the
      handling of the Network File Copy (NFC) protocol. To exploit this
      vulnerability, an attacker must intercept and modify the NFC
      traffic between vCenter Server and the client or ESXi/ESX and the
      client.  Exploitation of the issue may lead to code execution.

      To reduce the likelihood of exploitation, vSphere components should
      be deployed on an isolated management network

      VMware would like to thank Alex Chapman of Context Information
      Security for reporting this issue to us.

      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
      has assigned the name CVE-2013-1659 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
      =============     ======= ======= =================
      vCenter Server    5.1     any     vCenter Server 5.1.0b
      vCenter Server    5.0     any     vCenter Server 5.0 Update 2
      vCenter Server    4.1     any     not affected
      vCenter Server    4.0     any     vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4b
      VirtualCenter     2.5     any     not affected

      hosted*           any     any     not affected

      ESXi              5.1     ESXi    ESXi510-201212101-SG
      ESXi              5.0     ESXi    ESXi500-201212101-SG
      ESXi              4.1     ESXi    ESXi410-201301401-SG
      ESXi              4.0     ESXi    ESXi400-201302401-SG
      ESXi              3.5     ESXi    ESXe350-201302401-I-SG

      ESX               4.1     ESX     ESX410-201301401-SG
      ESX               4.0     ESX     ESX400-201302401-SG
      ESX               3.5     ESX     ESX350-201302401-SG

      * hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

   b. VirtualCenter, ESX and ESXi Oracle (Sun) JRE update 1.5.0_38

      Oracle (Sun) JRE is updated to version 1.5.0_38, which addresses
      multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of
      Oracle (Sun) JRE.

      Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed
      in JRE 1.5.0_38 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update
      Advisory of October 2012.

      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
      =============     ======= ======= =================
      vCenter Server    5.1     any     not applicable **
      vCenter Server    5.0     any     not applicable **
      vCenter Server    4.1     any     not applicable **
      vCenter Server    4.0     any     Patch Pending
      VirtualCenter     2.5     any     VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6c

      hosted*           any     any     not affected

      ESXi              any     ESXi    not applicable

      ESX               4.1     ESX     not applicable **
      ESX               4.0     ESX     Patch Pending
      ESX               3.5     ESX     ESX350-201302401-SG

      * hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, Fusion.

      ** this product uses the Oracle (Sun) JRE 1.6.0 family

   c. Update to ESX service console OpenSSL RPM

      The service console OpenSSL RPM is updated to version
      openssl-0.9.7a.33.28.i686 to resolve multiple security issues.

      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
      has assigned the name CVE-2012-2110 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
      =============     ======= ======= =================
      ESXi      any     ESXi    not applicable

      ESX       4.1     ESX     not applicable
      ESX       4.0     ESX     not applicable
      ESX       3.5     ESX     ESX350-201302401-SG

4. Solution

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

      vCenter Server 5.1.0
      ---------------------------
      Download link:

https://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_
vsphere/5_1

      Release Notes:

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-510b-rel
ease-notes.html

      vCenter Server 5.0
      ---------------------------
      Download link:

https://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_
vsphere/5_0

      Release Notes:

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsp_vc50_u2_rel_notes.html

      vCenter Server 4.0
      ---------------------------
      Download link:

https://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_
vsphere/4_0

      Release Notes:

https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere4/doc/vsp_vc40_u4b_rel_notes.html

      VirtualCenter 2.5
      ---------------------------
      Download link:

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_downloads/vmware_infrastructu
re_3/3_5

      Release Notes:
      https://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_vc25u6c_rel_notes.html

      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 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

      ESXi 3.5
      --------
      File: ESXe350-201302401-O-SG.zip
      md5sum: a2c5f49bc865625b3796c41c202d1696
      sha1sum: 12d25011d9940ea40d45f77a4e5bcc7e7b0c0cee
      http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2042543
      ESXe350-201302401-O-SG.zip contains ESXe350-201302401-I-SG and
ESXe350-201302403-C-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

      ESX 3.5
      --------
      File: ESX350-201302401-SG.zip
      md5sum: e703cb0bc3e1eaa8932a96ea96f34a00
      sha1sum: 91dcf1bf7194a289652d0904dd7af8bce0a1d2dd
      http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2042541

5. References

      --- vSphere NFC ---
      http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1659

      --- OpenSSL ---
      http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2110

      --- JRE ---

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2012-366318.htm
l

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6. Change log

      2013-02-21 VMSA-2013-0003
      Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
      VirtualCenter 2.5 U6c and ESX 3.5 patches on 2013-02-21

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7. Contact

      E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
      http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

      This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

      * security-announce at lists.vmware.com
      * bugtraq at securityfocus.com
      * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

      E-mail: security at vmware.com
      PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

      VMware Security Advisories
      http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

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      http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html

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      http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html

      Copyright 2013 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.




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