[Security-announce] VMSA-2009-0014 VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel, and JRE resolve multiple security issues

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2009-0014
Synopsis:          VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel,
                   and JRE resolve multiple security issues
Issue date:        2009-10-16
Updated on:        2009-10-16 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2009-0692 CVE-2009-1893 CVE-2009-0692
                   CVE-2008-4210 CVE-2008-3275 CVE-2008-5356
                   CVE-2008-0598 CVE-2008-2136 CVE-2008-2812
                   CVE-2007-6063 CVE-2008-3525 CVE-2008-2086
                   CVE-2008-5347 CVE-2008-5348 CVE-2008-5349
                   CVE-2008-5350 CVE-2008-5351 CVE-2008-5352
                   CVE-2008-5353 CVE-2008-5354 CVE-2008-5357
                   CVE-2008-5358 CVE-2008-5359 CVE-2008-5360
                   CVE-2008-5339 CVE-2008-5342 CVE-2008-5344
                   CVE-2008-5345 CVE-2008-5346 CVE-2008-5340
                   CVE-2008-5341 CVE-2008-5343 CVE-2008-5355
                   CVE-2009-1093 CVE-2009-1094 CVE-2009-1095
                   CVE-2009-1096 CVE-2009-1097 CVE-2009-1098
                   CVE-2009-1099 CVE-2009-1100 CVE-2009-1101
                   CVE-2009-1102 CVE-2009-1103 CVE-2009-1104
                   CVE-2009-1105 CVE-2009-1106 CVE-2009-1107
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1. Summary

   Updated DHCP and Kernel packages for ESX 3.5 and ESX 3.0.3 and
   updated Java JRE packages for ESX 3.5 address several security
   issues.

2. Relevant releases

   ESX 3.5 without patches ESX350-200910406-SG, ESX350-200910401-SG,
                           ESX350-200910403-SG
   ESX 3.0.3 without patch ESX303-200910402-SG

3. Problem Description

 a. Service Console update for DHCP and third party library update
    for DHCP client.

    DHCP is an Internet-standard protocol by which a computer can be
    connected to a local network, ask to be given configuration
    information, and receive from a server enough information to
    configure itself as a member of that network.

    A stack-based buffer overflow in the script_write_params method in
    ISC DHCP dhclient allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary
    code via a crafted subnet-mask option.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2009-0692 to this issue.

    An insecure temporary file use flaw was discovered in the DHCP
    daemon's init script ("/etc/init.d/dhcpd"). A local attacker could
    use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file with the output of the
    "dhcpd -t" command via a symbolic link attack, if a system
    administrator executed the DHCP init script with the "configtest",
    "restart", or "reload" option.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2009-1893 to this issue.

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

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

    hosted *       any       any      not affected

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            4.0       ESX      not affected
    ESX            3.5       ESX      ESX350-200910406-SG
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      ESX303-200910402-SG
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      not affected

    ESX 3.5 and later have a DHCP client component outside of the
    Service Console. The following table lists what action remediates
    the vulnerability in this component (column 4) if a solution is
    available.

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

    hosted *       any       any      not affected

    ESXi           4.0       ESXi     affected, patch pending
    ESXi           3.5       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            4.0       ESX      affected, patch pending
    ESX            3.5       ESX      ESX350-200910401-SG
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      not affected
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      not affected

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

 b. Updated Service Console package kernel

    Service Console package kernel update to version
    kernel-2.4.21-58.EL.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the names CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-0598,
    CVE-2008-2136, CVE-2008-2812, CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2008-3525 to the
    security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-58.EL

    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
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    vCenter        any       Windows  not applicable

    hosted *       any       any      not applicable

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not applicable

    ESX            4.0       ESX      not applicable
    ESX            3.5       ESX      ESX350-200910401-SG
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      affected, no update planned
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      not applicable

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

 c. JRE Security Update

    JRE update to version 1.5.0_18, which addresses multiple security
    issues that existed in earlier releases of JRE.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
    assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in
    JRE 1.5.0_17: CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348,
    CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352,
    CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357,
    CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360, CVE-2008-5339,
    CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5344, CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346,
    CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5343, and CVE-2008-5355.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
    assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in
    JRE 1.5.0_18: CVE-2009-1093, CVE-2009-1094, CVE-2009-1095,
    CVE-2009-1096, CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099,
    CVE-2009-1100, CVE-2009-1101, CVE-2009-1102, CVE-2009-1103,
    CVE-2009-1104, CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-1106, and CVE-2009-1107.

    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
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    vCenter        4.0       Windows  affected, patch pending **
    VirtualCenter  2.5       Windows  affected, patch pending **
    VirtualCenter  2.0.2     Windows  affected, patch pending

    Workstation    any       any      not affected

    Player         any       any      not affected

    Server         2.0       any      affected, patch pending
    Server         1.0       any      not affected

    ACE            any       any      not affected

    Fusion         any       any      not affected

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            4.0       ESX      affected, patch pending **
    ESX            3.5       ESX      ESX350-200910403-SG
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      affected, patch pending
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      not affected

    ** JRE will be updated to version 1.5.0_20 in the next update release

    Notes: These vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely only if the
           attacker has access to the Service Console network.

           Security best practices provided by VMware recommend that the
           Service Console be isolated from the VM network. Please see
           http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/726 for more
           information on VMware security best practices.

           The currently installed version of JRE depends on your patch
           deployment history.

4. Solution

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

   ESX 3.5
   -------
   ESX350-200910406-SG (DHCP Service Console)
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200910406-SG.zip
   md5sum: dab682b1e3897fd43e2e7f90aa1156fc
   sha1sum: 0962718f65d4c2f76657369ada4a61848253174e
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013129

   ESX350-200910401-SG (DHCP third party library, kernel)
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200910401-SG.zip
   md5sum: 73435b0495a61b00bedbead140b2a262
   sha1sum: a957d57cf0df58d8a40759dce62efbf12a6c229c
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013124

   ESX350-200910403-SG (JRE)
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX350-200910403-SG.zip
   md5sum: 0e90be5bd6aa986dc2356563e809a54f
   sha1sum: a5968cf6db78e28d79a4fd0b4df172cadf0f7129
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1013126

   ESX 3.0.3
   ---------
   ESX303-200910402-SG (DHCP Service Console)
   http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX303-200910402-SG.zip
   md5sum: 59a090cf37971e7f13385b9f53cdf3ca
   sha1sum: 3af9cf1b15dc151bce06c89cc0d81e1a7cf9c80e
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1014758

5. References

   CVE numbers
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0692
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1893
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-4210
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3275
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0598
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2136
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2812
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6063
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3525
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2086
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5347
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5348
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5349
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5350
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5351
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5352
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5353
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5354
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5356
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5357
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5358
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5359
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5360
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5339
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5342
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5344
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5345
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5346
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5340
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5341
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5343
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5355
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1093
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1094
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1095
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1096
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1097
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1098
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1099
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1100
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1101
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1102
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1103
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1104
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1105
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1106
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1107

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6. Change log

2009-10-16  VMSA-2009-0014
Initial security advisory after release of ESX 3.5 patch 18 and
ESX 3.0.3 patch 11 on 2009-10-16.

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