[Security-announce] NEW VMSA-2016-0023 VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0023
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site
             scripting issue

Issue date:  2016-12-20
Updated on:  2016-12-20 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2016-7463

1. Summary

   VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue.

2. Relevant Releases

   VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)

3. Problem Description

   a. Host Client stored cross-site scripting issue

   The ESXi Host Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for
   stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The issue can be introduced by
   an attacker that has permission to manage virtual machines through
   ESXi Host Client or by tricking the vSphere administrator to import
   a specially crafted VM. The issue may be triggered on the system
   from where ESXi Host Client is used to manage the specially crafted
   VM.

   VMware advises not to import VMs from untrusted sources.

   VMware would like to thank Caleb Watt (@calebwatt15) for reporting
   this issue to us.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7463 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       Severity    Apply Patch*        Workaround
   ======= ======= =======  ========   =============        ==========
   ESXi     6.5    ESXi    N/A        not affected           N/A
   ESXi     6.0    ESXi    Important  ESXi600-201611102-SG   None
   ESXi     5.5    ESXi    Important  ESXi550-201612102-SG   None

   *The fling version which resolves this issue is 1.13.0.

4. Solution

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

   ESXi 6.0
   -------------
   Downloads:
   https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal
   Documentation:
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145815

   ESXi 5.5
   ------------
   Downloads:
   https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal
   Documentation:
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2148194


5. References

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-7463

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6. Change log

   2016-12-20 VMSA-2016-0023
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
   ESXi 5.5 patches on 2016-12-20.

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