[Security-announce] VMSA-2010-0014 VMware Workstation, Player, and ACE address several security issues

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2010-0014
Synopsis:          VMware Workstation, Player, and ACE address several
                   security issues.
Issue date:        2010-09-23
Updated on:        2010-09-23 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2010-3277 CVE-2010-1205 CVE-2010-0205
                   CVE-2010-2249 CVE-2010-0434 CVE-2010-0425
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1. Summary

   VMware Workstation and Player address a potential installer security
   issue and security issues in libpng. VMware ACE Management Server
   (AMS) for Windows updates Apache httpd.

2. Relevant releases

   VMware Workstation 7.1.1 and earlier,
   VMware Player 3.1.1 and earlier,
   VMware ACE Management Server 2.7.1 and earlier,

   Note: VMware Server was declared End Of Availability on January 2010,
         support will be limited to Technical Guidance for the duration
         of the support term.

3. Problem Description

 a. VMware Workstation and Player installer security issue

    The Workstation 7.x and Player 3.x installers will load an index.htm
    file located in the current working directory on which Workstation
    7.x or Player 3.x is being installed. This may allow an attacker to
    display a malicious file if they manage to get their file onto the
    system prior to installation.

    The issue can only be exploited at the time that Workstation 7.x or
    Player 3.x is being installed. Installed versions of Workstation and
    Player are not affected. The security issue is no longer present in
    the installer of the new versions of Workstation 7.x and Player 3.x
    (see table below for the version numbers).

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2010-3277 to this issue.

    VMware would like to thank Alexander Trofimov and Marc Esher for
    independently reporting this issue to VMware.

    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

    Workstation    7.x       any      7.1.2 build 301548 or later *
    Workstation    6.5.x     any      not affected

    Player         3.x       any      3.1.2 build 301548 or later *
    Player         2.5.x     any      not affected

    AMS            any       any      not affected

    Server         any       any      not affected

    Fusion         any       Mac OS/X not affected

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            any       ESX      not affected

 * Note: This only affects the installer, if you have a version of
         Workstation or Player installed you are not vulnerable.


 b. Third party libpng updated to version 1.2.44

    A buffer overflow condition in libpng is addressed that could
    potentially lead to code execution with the privileges of the
    application using libpng. Two potential denial of service issues
    are also addressed in the update.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the names CVE-2010-1205, CVE-2010-0205, CVE-2010-2249
    to these issues.

    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

    Workstation    7.1.x     any      7.1.2 build 301548 or later
    Workstation    6.5.x     any      affected, patch pending

    Player         3.1.x     any      3.1.2 build 301548 or later
    Player         2.5.x     any      affected, patch pending

    AMS            any       any      not affected

    Server         any       any      affected, no patch planned

    Fusion         any       Mac OS/X not affected

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            any       ESX      not affected


 c. VMware ACE Management Server (AMS) for Windows updates Apache httpd
    version 2.2.15.

    A function in Apache HTTP Server when multithreaded MPM is used
    does not properly handle headers in subrequests in certain
    circumstances which may allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive
    information via a crafted request that triggers access to memory
    locations associated with an earlier request.

    The Apache mod_isapi module can be forced to unload a specific
    library before the processing of a request is complete, resulting
    in memory corruption. This vulnerability may allow a remote
    attacker to execute arbitrary code.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the names CVE-2010-0434 and CVE-2010-0425 to the
    issues addressed in this update.

    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
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    VirtualCenter  any       Windows  not affected

    Workstation    any       any      not affected

    Player         any       any      not affected

    AMS            any       Windows  2.7.2 build 301548 or later
    AMS            any       Linux    affected, patch pending *

    Server         any       any      not affected

    Fusion         any       Mac OS/X not affected

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            any       ESX      not affected

 * Note CVE-2010-0425 is not applicable to AMS running on Linux

4. Solution
   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
   and verify the md5sum and/or the sha1sum of your downloaded file.

   VMware Workstation 7.1.2
   ------------------------
   http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/
   Release notes:
   http://downloads.vmware.com/support/ws71/doc/releasenotes_ws712.html

   Workstation for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit with VMware Tools	
   md5sum: 2e9715ec297dc3ca904ad2707d3e2614
   sha1sum: 55b2b99f67c3dacd402fb9880999086efd264e7a

   Workstation for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit without VMware Tools	
   md5sum: 066929f59aef46f11f4d9fd6c6b36e4d
   sha1sum: def776a28ee1a21b1ad26e836ae868551fff6fc3

   VMware Player 3.1.2
   -------------------
   http://www.vmware.com/download/player/
   Release notes:

http://downloads.vmware.com/support/player31/doc/releasenotes_player312.html

   VMware Player for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit	
   md5sum: 3f289cb33af5e425c92d8512fb22a7ba
   sha1sum: bf67240c1f410ebeb8dcb4f6d7371334bf9a6b70

   VMware Player for Linux 32-bit	
   md5sum: 11e3e3e8753e1d9abbbb92c4e3c1dfe8
   sha1sum: dd1dbcdb1f4654eefc11472b68934dcb69842749

   VMware Player for Linux 64-bit	
   md5sum: 2ab08e0d4050719845a64d334ca15bb1
   sha1sum: f024ad84ec831fce8667dfa9601851da5d9fa59c

   VMware ACE Management Server 2.7.2
   ----------------------------------
   http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_ace/2_7
   Release notes:
   http://downloads.vmware.com/support/ace27/doc/releasenotes_ace272.html

   ACE Management Server for Windows	
   md5sum: 02f0072b8e48a98ed914b633f070d550
   sha1sum: 94a68eac4a328d21a741879b9d063227c0dc1ce4

5. References

   CVE numbers
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-3277
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1205
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0205
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-2249
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0434
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-0425

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6. Change log

2010-09-23  VMSA-2010-0014
Initial security advisory after release of Workstation 7.1.2,
Player 3.1.2 and ACE Management Server 2.7.2 on 2010-09-23

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