[Security-announce] Updated VMSA-2008-0017.2 Updated ESX packages for libxml2, ucd-snmp, libtiff

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2008-0017.2
Synopsis:          Updated ESX packages for libxml2, ucd-snmp, libtiff
Issue date:        2008-10-31
Updated on:        2008-12-02
CVE numbers:       CVE-2008-3281 CVE-2008-0960 CVE-2008-2327
                   CVE-2008-3529
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1. Summary

   Updated ESX packages for libxml2, ucd-snmp, libtiff.

2. Relevant releases

   ESX 3.0.3 without patch ESX303-200810503-SG
   ESX 3.0.2 without patch ESX-1006968
   ESX 2.5.5 before Upgrade Patch 10
   ESX 2.5.4 before Upgrade Patch 21

   NOTE: Extended support (Security and Bug fixes) for ESX 3.0.2 ended
         on 2008-10-29. Extended support (Security and Bug fixes) for
         ESX 2.5.4 ended on 2008-10-08.

         Extended support for ESX 3.0.2 Update 1 ends on 2009-08-08. Users
         should plan to upgrade to ESX 3.0.3 and preferably to the newest
         release available.

3. Problem Description

 a. Updated ESX Service Console package libxml2

    A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 processes
    certain content. If an application that is linked against
    libxml2 processes malformed XML content, the XML content might
    cause the application to stop responding.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2008-3281 to this issue.

    Additionally the following was also fixed, but was missing in the
    security advisory.

    A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2
    handled long XML entity names. If an application linked against
    libxml2 processed untrusted malformed XML content, it could cause
    the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2008-3529 to this issue.

    The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
    (column 4) if a solution is available.

    VMware         Product   Running  Replace with/
    Product        Version   on       Apply Patch
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    VirtualCenter  any       Windows  not affected

    hosted         any       any      not affected

    ESXi           3.5       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            3.5       ESX      ESX350-200811405-SG
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      ESX303-200810503-SG
    ESX            3.0.2     ESX      ESX-1006968
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      ESX 2.5.5 upgrade patch 10 or later
    ESX            2.5.4     ESX      ESX 2.5.4 upgrade patch 21

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

 b. Updated ESX Service Console package ucd-snmp

    A flaw was found in the way ucd-snmp checks an SNMPv3 packet's
    Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code. An attacker could use
    this flaw to spoof an authenticated SNMPv3 packet.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2008-0960 to this issue.

    The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
    (column 4) if a solution is available.

    VMware         Product   Running  Replace with/
    Product        Version   on       Apply Patch
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    VirtualCenter  any       Windows  not affected

    hosted         any       any      not affected

    ESXi           3.5       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            3.5       ESX      not affected
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      not affected
    ESX            3.0.2     ESX      not affected
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      ESX 2.5.5 upgrade patch 10 or later
    ESX            2.5.4     ESX      ESX 2.5.4 upgrade patch 21

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

 c. Updated third party library libtiff

    Multiple uses of uninitialized values were discovered in libtiff's
    Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) compression algorithm decoder. An attacker
    could create a carefully crafted LZW-encoded TIFF file that would
    cause an application linked with libtiff to crash or, possibly,
    execute arbitrary code.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2008-2327 to this issue.

    The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
    (column 4) if a solution is available.

    VMware         Product   Running  Replace with/
    Product        Version   on       Apply Patch
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    VirtualCenter  any       Windows  not affected

    hosted         any       any      not affected

    ESXi           3.5       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            3.5       ESX      not affected
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      not affected
    ESX            3.0.2     ESX      not affected
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      ESX 2.5.5 upgrade patch 10 or later
    ESX            2.5.4     ESX      ESX 2.5.4 upgrade patch 21

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

4. Solution

   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
   and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.

   ESX
   ---
   ESX 3.5 patch ESX350-200811405-SG
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200811405-SG
   md5sum: d6c676a6809a14268d7f95192a52ea21
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007503

   ESX 3.0.3 patch ESX303-200810503-SG
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200810503-SG.zip
   md5sum: e687313e58377be41f6e6b767dfbf268
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006971

   ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1006968
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1006968.tgz
   md5sum: fc9e30cff6f03a209e6a275254fa6719
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1006968

   VMware ESX 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 10
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.5-119702-upgrade.tar.gz
   md5sum: 2ee87cdd70b1ba84751e24c0bd8b4621
   http://vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-255-200810-patch.html

   VMware ESX 2.5.4 Upgrade Patch 21
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.4-119703-upgrade.tar.gz
   md5sum: d791be525c604c852a03dd7df0eabf35
   http://vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200810-patch.html

5. References

   CVE numbers
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3281
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3529
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0960
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2327

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6. Change log

2008-10-31  VMSA-2008-0017
Initial security advisory after release of ESX 3.0.3, ESX 3.0.2, ESX
2.5.5 and ESX 2.5.4 patches on 2008-10-30.
2008-11-17  VMSA-2008-0017.1
Added missing CVE number for libxml2.
2008-12-02  VMSA-2008-0017.2
Added ESX 3.5 patch information after release of patches on 2008-12-02.

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