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NEW VMSA-2014-0010 - VMware product updates address critical Bash security vulnerabilities



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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2014-0010
Synopsis:    VMware product updates address critical Bash 
             security vulnerabilities
Issue date:  2014-09-30
Updated on:  2014-09-30 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, CVE-2014-7186, 
             CVE-2014-7187
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1. Summary

   VMware product updates address Bash security vulnerabilities.

2. Relevant Releases (Affected products for which remediation is present)

    vCenter Log Insight 2.0

3. Problem Description 

   a. Bash update for multiple products.

      Bash libraries have been updated in multiple products to resolve 
      multiple critical security issues, also referred to as Shellshock.
  
      The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
      has assigned the identifiers CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169, 
      CVE-2014-7186, and CVE-2014-7187 to these issues.

      VMware products have been grouped into the following four
      product categories:
      
      I) ESXi and ESX Hypervisor
      ESXi is not affected because ESXi uses the Ash shell (through
      busybox), which is not affected by the vulnerability reported
      for the Bash shell.
      ESX has an affected version of the Bash shell. See table 1 for
      remediation for ESX.
    
      II) Windows-based products
      Windows-based products, including all versions of vCenter Server 
      running on Windows, are not affected.

      III) VMware (virtual) appliances
      VMware (virtual) appliances ship with an affected version of Bash. 
      See table 2 for remediation for appliances.
      
      IV) Products that run on Linux, Android, OSX or iOS (excluding
virtual
      appliances)

      Products that run on Linux, Android, OSX or iOS (excluding 
      virtual appliances) might use the Bash shell that is part of the
      operating system. If the operating system has a vulnerable
      version of Bash, the Bash security vulnerability might be
      exploited through the product. VMware recommends that customers
      contact their operating system vendor for a patch.    
      
      MITIGATIONS

      VMware encourages restricting access to appliances through
      firewall rules and other network layer controls to only trusted IP
      addresses. This measure will greatly reduce any risk to these
      appliances.

      RECOMMENDATIONS

      VMware recommends customers evaluate and deploy patches for
      affected products in Table 1 and 2 below as these
      patches become available. 

      Column 4 of the following tables lists the action required to
      remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
      available.

      Table 1 - ESXi and ESX Hypervisor
      =================================

      VMware           Product    Running  Replace with/
      Product          Version    on       Apply Patch 
      ==============   =======    =======  =============
      ESXi             any        ESXi     Not affected

      ESX              4.1        ESX      Patch pending *

      ESX              4.0        ESX      Patch pending *

      * VMware will make VMware ESX 4.0 and 4.1 security patches available 
      for the Bash shell vulnerability. This security patch release is an 
      exception to the existing VMware lifecycle policy.  

      Table 2 - Products that are shipped as a (virtual) appliance. 
      =============================================================

      VMware                             Product    Running  Replace with/
      Product                            Version    on       Apply Patch 
      ==============                     =======    =======  =============
      
      vCenter Server Appliance           5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      Horizon DaaS Platform              6.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      Horizon Workspace                  1.x, 2.x   Linux    Patch Pending
      IT Business Management Suite       1.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      NSX for Multi-Hypervisor           4.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      NSX for vSphere                    6.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      NVP                                3.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCenter Converter Standalone       5.x        Linux    Patch Pending 
      vCenter Hyperic Server             5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCenter Infrastructure Navigator   5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCenter Log Insight                1.x, 2.x   Linux    2.0 U1
      vCenter Operations Manager         5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCenter Orchestrator Appliance     4.x, 5.x   Linux    Patch Pending
      vCenter Site Recovery Manager      5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
**
      vCenter Support Assistant          5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCloud Automation Center           6.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCloud Automation Center
      Application Services               6.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCloud Director Appliance          5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCloud Connector                   2.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCloud Networking and Security     5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vCloud Usage Meter                 3.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vFabric Application Director       5.x, 6.x   Linux    Patch Pending
      vFabric Postgres                   9.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      Viewplanner                        3.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware Application Dependency 
      Planner                            x.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware Data Recovery               2.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware HealthAnalyzer              5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware Mirage Gateway              5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware Socialcast On Premise       x.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware Studio                      2.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware TAM Data Manager            x.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      VMware Workbench                   3.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vSphere App HA                     1.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vSphere Big Data Extensions        1.x, 2.x   Linux    Patch Pending
      vSphere Data Protection            5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vSphere Management Assistant       5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vSphere Replication                5.x        Linux    Patch Pending
      vSphere Storage Appliance          5.x        Linux    Patch Pending

     ** This product includes Virtual Appliances that will be updated, the
product 
     itself is not a Virtual Appliance.

   4. Solution

   vCenter Log Insight
   ----------------------------
   Downloads:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/download-vcenter-log-insight
   (click Go to Downloads)
   Documentation:
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2091065

5. References
   
   VMware Knowledge Base Article 2090740
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2090740

   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-6271        , 
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-7169
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-7186
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-7187

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6. Change Log

   2014-09-30 VMSA-2014-0010
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
   vCenter Log Insight 2.0 U1 on 2014-09-30.

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   This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

    security-announce at lists.vmware.com
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    fulldisclosure at seclists.org

   E-mail: security at vmware.com
   PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

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   Copyright 2014 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.

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