[Security-announce] New VMSA-2019-0005 - VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security issues

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                        VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2019-0005
Severity:    Critical
Synopsis: VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple
          security issues
Issue date: 2019-03-28
Updated on: 2019-03-28 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2019-5514, CVE-2019-5515, CVE-2019-5518,
             CVE-2019-5519, CVE-2019-5524


1. Summary
VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security
issues.

2. Relevant Products
VMware vSphere ESXi (ESXi)
VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)

3. Problem Description

a. VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion UHCI out-of-bounds read/write
and TOCTOU vulnerabilities

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds read/write
vulnerability and a Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) vulnerability in
the virtual USB 1.1 UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface).
Exploitation of these issues requires an attacker to have access to a
virtual machine with a virtual USB controller present. These issues may
allow a guest to execute code on the host.

VMware would like to thank the Fluoroacetate team of Amat Cama and
Richard Zhu, working with the Pwn2Own 2019 Security Contest, for
reporting these issues to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifiers CVE-2019-5518 (out-of-bounds read/write) and
CVE-2019-5519 (TOCTOU) to these issues.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to mitigate
the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

   VMware    Product Running           Replace with/   Mitigation
   Product   Version on      Severity  Apply patch     Workaround
   ========= ======= ======= ========= ==============  ==========
    ESXi      6.7     Any    Critical  ESXi670-201903001 None
    ESXi      6.5     Any    Critical  ESXi650-201903001 None
    ESXi      6.0     Any    Critical  ESXi600-201903001 None
Workstation   15.x    Any    Critical       15.0.4       None
Workstation   14.x    Any    Critical       14.1.7       None
   Fusion     11.x    OSX    Critical       11.0.3       None
   Fusion     10.x    OSX    Critical       10.1.6       None


b. VMware Workstation and Fusion out-of-bounds write vulnerability in
e1000 virtual network adapter

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write
vulnerability in the e1000 virtual network adapter. This issue may
allow a guest to execute code on the host.

VMware would like to thank security researcher Zhangyanyu of Chaitin
Tech for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5524 to this issue.

Column 5 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/   Mitigation
   Product       Version on      Severity  Apply patch     Workaround
   ============= ======= ======= ========= ==============  ==========
    Workstation    15.x    Any      N/A         Not affected   None
    Workstation    14.x    Any    Critical       14.1.6        None
      Fusion       11.x    OSX      N/A        Not affected    None
      Fusion       10.x    OSX    Critical       10.1.6        None


c. VMware Workstation and Fusion out-of-bounds write vulnerability in
e1000 and e1000e virtual network adapters

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds write
vulnerability in the e1000 and e1000e virtual network adapters.
Exploitation of this issue may lead to code execution on the host from
the guest but it is more likely to result in a denial of service of the
guest.

VMware would like to thank ZhanluLab working with Trend Micro's Zero
Day Initiative for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5515 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to mitigate
the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

   VMware        Product Running           Replace with/   Mitigation
   Product       Version on      Severity  Apply patch     Workaround
   ============= ======= ======= ========= ==============  ==========
     Workstation    15.x   Any   Important    15.0.3         None
     Workstation    14.x   Any   Important    14.1.6         None
       Fusion       11.x   OSX   Important    11.0.3         None
       Fusion       10.x   OSX   Important    10.1.6         None


d. VMware Fusion unauthenticated APIs Security vulnerability

VMware Fusion contains a security vulnerability due to certain
unauthenticated APIs accessible through a web socket. An attacker may
exploit this issue by tricking the host user to execute a JavaScript to
perform unauthorized functions on the guest machine where VMware Tools
is installed. This may further be exploited to execute commands on the
guest machines.

VMware would like to thank CodeColorist (@CodeColorist) and Csaba Fitzl
(@theevilbit) for independently reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5514 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to mitigate
the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

   VMware        Product Running           Replace with/   Mitigation
   Product       Version on      Severity  Apply patch     Workaround
   ============= ======= ======= ========= ==============  ==========
     Fusion       11.x     OSX   Critical     11.0.3        None
     Fusion       10.x     OSX     N/A      Not affected    None


4. Solution

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

ESXi 6.7
Downloads:  https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch
Documentation:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/esxi670-201903001.html

ESXi 6.5
Downloads: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch
Documentation:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/esxi650-201903001.html

ESXi 6.0
Downloads: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch
Documentation:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.0/rn/esxi600-201903001.html

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.6, 14.1.7, 15.0.3, 15.0.4
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.6, 14.1.7, 15.0.3, 15.0.4
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.6, 11.0.3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html

5. References

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-5514
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-5515
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-5518
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-5519
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-5524

6. Change log

2019-03-28: VMSA-2019-0005
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of ESXi
patches, VMware Workstation 15.0.4 & 14.1.7 and Fusion 11.0.3 & 10.1.6
on 2019-03-28.

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