VMSA-2014-0012: VMware vSphere product updates address security vulnerabilities

Published: 2014-12-05 10:31:51
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N

Detection Method:
Checks if the target host is missing one or more patch(es).

Technical Details:
a. VMware vCSA cross-site scripting vulnerability VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) contains a vulnerability that may allow for Cross Site Scripting. Exploitation of this vulnerability in vCenter Server requires tricking a user to click on a malicious link or to open a malicious web page while they are logged in into vCenter. b. vCenter Server certificate validation issue vCenter Server does not properly validate the presented certificate when establishing a connection to a CIM Server residing on an ESXi host. This may allow for a Man-in-the-middle attack against the CIM service. c. Update to ESXi libxml2 Linux Distribution Package libxml2 is updated to address multiple security issues. d. Update to ESXi Curl Linux Distribution Package Curl is updated to address multiple security issues. e. Update to ESXi Python Linux Distribution Package Python is updated to address multiple security issues. f. vCenter and Update Manager, Oracle JRE 1.6 Update 81 Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.6.0 update 81 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of July 2014.

Recommendations:
Apply the missing patch(es).

Summary:
VMware vSphere product updates address a Cross Site Scripting issue, a certificate validation issue and security vulnerabilities in third-party libraries.

Affected Versions:
VMware vCenter Server Appliance 5.1 Prior to Update 3 VMware vCenter Server 5.5 prior to Update 2 VMware vCenter Server 5.1 prior to Update 3 VMware vCenter Server 5.0 prior to Update 3c VMware ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201412101-SG

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3797
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-8371
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-2877
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-0191
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-0015
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-0138
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-1752
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2013-4238

References:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0012.html

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.4
Published
2014-12-05
Modified
2018-11-19
Category
VMware Local Security Checks

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