VMSA-2015-0001: VMware vCenter Server, ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion updates address security issues

Published: 2015-01-30 11:05:44
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Detection Method:
Checks for missing patches.

Technical Details:
a. VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion host privilege escalation vulnerability VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion contain an arbitrary file write issue. Exploitation this issue may allow for privilege escalation on the host. c. VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Player Denial of Service vulnerability VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Player contain an input validation issue in VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd). This issue may allow for a Denial of Service of the host. On VMware ESXi and on Workstation running on Linux the Denial of Service would be partial. d. Update to VMware vCenter Server and ESXi for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 0.9.8 Linux Distribution Package The OpenSSL library is updated to version 1.0.1j or 0.9.8zc to resolve multiple security issues. e. Update to ESXi libxml2 Linux Distribution Package The libxml2 library is updated to version libxml2-2.7.6-17 to resolve a security issue.

Recommendations:
Apply the missing patch(es).

Summary:
VMware vCenter Server, ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion address several security issues.

Affected Versions:
Mware Workstation 10.x prior to version 10.0.5 VMware Player 6.x prior to version 6.0.5 VMware Fusion 7.x prior to version 7.0.1 VMware Fusion 6.x prior to version 6.0.5 vCenter Server 5.5 prior to Update 2d ESXi 5.5 without patch ESXi550-201403102-SG, ESXi550-201501101-SG ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201404101-SG ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201405101-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-2014-8370
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-1043
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-1044
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3513
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3567
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3566
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3568
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2014-3660

References:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0001.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.1
Published
2015-01-30
Modified
2018-09-04
Category
VMware Local Security Checks

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