The remote ESXi is missing one or more security related Updates from VMSA-2010-0018. Summary VMware hosted products and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues. Relevant releases VMware Workstation 7.1.1 and earlier, VMware Workstation 6.5.4 and earlier, VMware Player 3.1.1 and earlier, VMware Player 2.5.4 and earlier, VMware Fusion 3.1.1 and earlier, ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201010402-BG or later ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201009402-BG or later ESXi 3.5 without patch ESXe350-201008402-T-BG or later ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201010405-BG ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201009401-SG ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-201008409-BG Problem Description a. VMware Workstation, Player and Fusion vmware-mount race condition The way temporary files are handled by the mounting process could result in a race condition. This issue could allow a local user on the host to elevate their privileges. VMware Workstation and Player running on Microsoft Windows are not affected. b. VMware Workstation, Player and Fusion vmware-mount privilege escalation vmware-mount which is a suid binary has a flaw in the way libraries are loaded. This issue could allow local users on the host to execute arbitrary shared object files with root privileges. VMware Workstation and Player running on Microsoft Windows are not affected. c. OS Command Injection in VMware Tools update A vulnerability in the input validation of VMware Tools update allows for injection of commands. The issue could allow a user on the host to execute commands on the guest operating system with root privileges. The issue can only be exploited if VMware Tools is not fully up-to-date. Windows-based virtual machines are not affected. d. VMware VMnc Codec frame decompression remote code execution The VMware movie decoder contains the VMnc media codec that is required to play back movies recorded with VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VMware ACE, in any compatible media player. The movie decoder is installed as part of VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VMware ACE, or can be downloaded as a stand alone package. A function in the decoder frame decompression routine implicitly trusts a size value. An attacker can utilize this to miscalculate a destination pointer, leading to the corruption of a heap buffer, and could allow for execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running an application utilizing the vulnerable codec. For an attack to be successful the user must be tricked into visiting a malicious web page or opening a malicious video file on a system that has the vulnerable version of the VMnc codec installed.
Apply the missing patch(es).
Updated on 2015-03-25
CVE CVE-2010-4294, CVE-2010-4295, CVE-2010-4296, CVE-2010-4297
CVSS Base Score: 9.3
- VMSA-2010-0016 VMware ESXi and ESX third party updates for Service Console and Likewise components
- VMSA-2012-0016: VMware security updates for vSphere API and ESX Service Console
- VMSA-2011-0003.2 Third party component updates for VMware vCenter Server, vCenter Update Manager, ESXi and ESX
- VMSA-2013-0003 VMware vCenter Server, ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol memory corruption and third party library security issues.
- VMSA-2012-0013 VMware vSphere and vCOps updates to third party libraries.