VMware Player, VMware Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Fusion resolve critical security issues

2008.03.20
Risk: High
Local: Yes
Remote: Yes
CWE: N/A

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 - ------------------------------------------------------------------- ~ VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID: VMSA-2008-0005 Synopsis: Updated VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ~ Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Fusion resolve ~ critical security issues Issue date: 2008-03-17 Updated on: 2008-03-17 (initial release of advisory) CVE numbers: CVE-2008-0923 CVE-2008-0923 CVE-2008-1361 ~ CVE-2008-1362 CVE-2007-5269 CVE-2006-2940 ~ CVE-2006-2937 CVE-2006-4343 CVE-2006-4339 ~ CVE-2007-5618 CVE-2008-1364 CVE-2008-1363 ~ CVE-2008-1340 - ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Summary: ~ Several critical security vulnerabilities have been addressed ~ in the newest releases of VMware's hosted product line. 2. Relevant releases: ~ VMware Workstation 6.0.2 and earlier ~ VMware Workstation 5.5.4 and earlier ~ VMware Player 2.0.2 and earlier ~ VMware Player 1.0.4 and earlier ~ VMware ACE 2.0.2 and earlier ~ VMware ACE 1.0.2 and earlier ~ VMware Server 1.0.4 and earlier ~ VMware Fusion 1.1 and earlier 3. Problem description: ~ a. Host to guest shared folder (HGFS) traversal vulnerability ~ On Windows hosts, if you have configured a VMware host to guest ~ shared folder (HGFS), it is possible for a program running in the ~ guest to gain access to the host's file system and create or modify ~ executable files in sensitive locations. NOTE: VMware Server is not affected because it doesn't use host to ~ guest shared folders. No versions of ESX Server, including ~ ESX Server 3i, are affected by this vulnerability. Because ~ ESX Server is based on a bare-metal hypervisor architecture ~ and not a hosted architecture, and it doesn't include any ~ shared folder abilities. Fusion and Linux based hosted ~ products are unaffected. ~ VMware would like to thank CORE Security Technologies for ~ working with us on this issue. This addresses advisory ~ CORE-2007-0930. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ has assigned the name CVE-2008-0923 to this issue. ~ Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Workstation 5.5 upgrade to version 5.5.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 79846) ~ b. Insecure named pipes ~ An internal security audit determined that a malicious Windows ~ user could attain and exploit LocalSystem privileges by causing ~ the authd process to connect to a named pipe that is opened and ~ controlled by the malicious user. ~ The same internal security audit determined that a malicious ~ Windows user could exploit an insecurely created named pipe ~ object to escalate privileges or create a denial of service ~ attack. In this situation, the malicious user could ~ successfully impersonate authd and attain privileges under ~ which Authd is executing. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ has assigned the names CVE-2008-1361, CVE-2008-1362 to these ~ issues. ~ Windows Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Workstation 5.5 upgrade to version 5.5.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Server 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 80187) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 79846) ~ c. Updated libpng library to version 1.2.22 to address various ~ security vulnerabilities ~ Several flaws were discovered in the way libpng handled various PNG ~ image chunks. An attacker could create a carefully crafted PNG ~ image file in such a way that it could cause an application linked ~ with libpng to crash when the file was manipulated. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ has assigned the name CVE-2007-5269 to this issue. ~ Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Workstation 5.5 upgrade to version 5.5.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Server 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 80187) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 79846) ~ NOTE: Fusion is not affected by this issue. ~ d. Updated OpenSSL library to address various security vulnerabilities ~ Updated OpenSSL fixes several security flaws were discovered ~ in previous versions of OpenSSL. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ assigned the following names to these issues: CVE-2006-2940, ~ CVE-2006-2937, CVE-2006-4343, CVE-2006-4339. ~ Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Workstation 5.5 upgrade to version 5.5.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Server 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 80187) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 79846) ~ NOTE: Fusion is not affected by this issue. ~ e. VIX API default setting changed to a more secure default value ~ Workstation 6.0.2 allowed anonymous console access to the guest by ~ means of the VIX API. This release, Workstation 6.0.3, disables ~ this feature. This means that the Eclipse Integrated Virtual ~ Debugger and the Visual Studio Integrated Virtual Debugger will now ~ prompt for user account credentials to access a guest. ~ Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) ~ f. Windows 2000 based hosted products privilege escalation ~ vulnerability ~ This release addresses a potential privilege escalation on ~ Windows 2000 hosted products. Certain services may be improperly ~ registered and present a security vulnerability to Windows 2000 ~ machines. ~ VMware would like to thank Ray Hicken for reporting this issue and ~ David Maciejak for originally pointing out these types of ~ vulnerabilities. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ assigned the name CVE-2007-5618 to this issue. ~ Windows versions of Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Workstation 5.5 upgrade to version 5.5.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Server 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 80187) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 79846) ~ NOTE: Fusion and Linux based products are not affected by this ~ issue. ~ g. DHCP denial of service vulnerability ~ A potential denial of service issue affects DHCP service running ~ on the host. ~ VMware would like to thank Martin O'Neal for reporting this issue. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ assigned the name CVE-2008-1364 to this issue. ~ Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 5.5 upgrade to version 5.5.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Player 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Server 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 80187) ~ VMware ACE 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 79846) ~ VMware Fusion 1.1 upgrade to version 1.1.1 (Build# 72241) ~ NOTE: This issue doesn't affect the latest versions of VMware ~ Workstation 6, VMware Player 2, and ACE 2 products. ~ h. Local Privilege Escalation on Windows based platforms by ~ Hijacking VMware VMX configuration file ~ VMware uses a configuration file named "config.ini" which ~ is located in the application data directory of all users. ~ By manipulating this file, a user could gain elevated ~ privileges by hijacking the VMware VMX process. ~ VMware would like to thank Sun Bing for reporting the issue. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ assigned the name CVE-2008-1363 to this issue. ~ Windows based Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Workstation 5.5 upgrade to version 5.5.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.6 (Build# 80404) ~ VMware Server 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 80187) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 1.0 upgrade to version 1.0.5 (Build# 79846) ~ i. Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) memory corruption ~ resulting in denial of service ~ VMCI was introduced in VMware Workstation 6.0, VMware Player 2.0, ~ and VMware ACE 2.0. It is an experimental, optional feature and ~ it may be possible to crash the host system by making specially ~ crafted calls to the VMCI interface. This may result in denial ~ of service via memory exhaustion and memory corruption. ~ VMware would like to thank Andrew Honig of the Department of ~ Defense for reporting this issue. ~ The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) ~ assigned the name CVE-2008-1340 to this issue. ~ Hosted products ~ --------------- ~ VMware Workstation 6.0 upgrade to version 6.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware Player 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.3 (Build# 80004) ~ VMware ACE 2.0 upgrade to version 2.0.1 (Build# 80004) 4. Solution: Please review the Patch notes for your product and version and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file. ~ VMware Workstation 6.0.3 ~ ------------------------ ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/ ~ Release notes: ~ http://www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html ~ Windows binary ~ md5sum: 323f054957066fae07735160b73b91e5 ~ RPM Installation file for 32-bit Linux ~ md5sum: c44183ad11082f05593359efd220944e ~ tar Installation file for 32-bit Linux ~ md5sum: 57601f238106cb12c1dea303ad1b4820 ~ RPM Installation file for 64-bit Linux ~ md5sum: e9ba644be4e39556724fa2901c5e94e9 ~ tar Installation file for 64-bit Linux ~ md5sum: d8d423a76f99a94f598077d41685e9a9 ~ VMware Workstation 5.5.5 ~ ------------------------ ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/ws5.html ~ Release notes: ~ http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html ~ Windows binary ~ md5sum: 9c2dd94db5eed93d7f64e8d6ba8d8bd3 ~ Compressed Tar archive for 32-bit Linux ~ md5sum: 77401c0842a151f0b2db0b4fcb0d16eb ~ Linux RPM version for 32-bit Linux ~ md5sum: c222b6db934deb9c1bb79b16b25a3202 ~ VMware Server 1.0.5 ~ ------------------- ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/server/ ~ Release notes: ~ http://www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html ~ VMware Server for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit ~ md5sum: 3c4a57310c55e17bf8e4a1059d5b36cc ~ VMware Server Windows client package ~ md5sum: cb3dd2439203dc510f4d95f06ba59d21 ~ VMware Server for Linux ~ md5sum: 161dcbe5af9bbd9834a86bf7c599903e ~ VMware Server for Linux rpm ~ md5sum: fc3b81ed18b53eda943a992971e9f84a ~ Management Interface ~ md5sum: dd10d25895d9994bd27ca896152f48ef ~ VMware Server Linux client package ~ md5sum: aae18f1f7b8811b5499e3a358754d4f8 ~ VMware ACE 2.0.3 and 1.0.5 ~ -------------------------- ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/ace/ ~ Windows Release notes: ~ http://www.vmware.com/support/ace2/doc/releasenotes_ace2.html ~ VMware Fusion 1.1.1 ~ ------------------- ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/ ~ Release notes: ~ http://www.vmware.com/support/fusion/doc/releasenotes_fusion.html ~ md5sum: 38e116ec26b30e7a6ac47c249ef650d0 ~ VMware Player 2.0.3 and 1.0.6 ~ ---------------------- ~ http://www.vmware.com/download/player/ ~ Release notes Player 1.x: ~ http://www.vmware.com/support/player/doc/releasenotes_player.html ~ Release notes Player 2.0 ~ http://www.vmware.com/support/player2/doc/releasenotes_player2.html ~ 2.0.3 Windows binary ~ md5sum: 0c5009d3b569687ae139e13d24c868d3 ~ VMware Player 2.0.3 for Linux (.rpm) ~ md5sum: 53502b2112a863356dcd13dd0d8dd8f2 ~ VMware Player 2.0.3 for Linux (.tar) ~ md5sum: 2305fcff49bef6e4ad83742412eac978 ~ VMware Player 2.0.3 - 64-bit (.rpm) ~ md5sum: cf945b571c4d96146ede010286fdfca5 ~ VMware Player 2.0.3 - 64-bit (.tar) ~ md5sum: f99c5b293eb87c5f918ad24111565b9f ~ 1.0.6 Windows binary ~ md5sum: 895081406c4de5361a1700ec0473e49c ~ Player 1.0.6 for Linux (.rpm) ~ md5sum: 8adb23799dd2014be0b6d77243c76942 ~ Player 1.0.6 for Linux (.tar) ~ md5sum: c358f8e1387fb60863077d6f8a9f7b3f 5. References: ~ CVE numbers ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0923 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1361 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1362 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5269 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2940 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2937 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4343 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4339 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5618 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1364 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1363 ~ http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1340 - ------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. Contact: E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements: http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists: ~ * security-announce (at) lists.vmware (dot) com [email concealed] ~ * bugtraq (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed] ~ * full-disclosure (at) lists.grok.org (dot) uk [email concealed] E-mail: security (at) vmware (dot) com [email concealed] Security web site http://www.vmware.com/security VMware security response policy http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html General support life cycle policy http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos.html VMware Infrastructure support life cycle policy http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html Copyright 2008 VMware Inc. 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