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                       ESB-2008.0231 -- [VMware ESX]
                 Updated e2fsprogs service console package
                               14 April 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              e2fsprogs
Publisher:            VMware
Operating System:     VMWare ESX Server
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Existing Account
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-5497

Ref:                  ESB-2007.0988

Revision History:     April 14 2008: Added patch information for ESX 3.0.1, 
                                     ESX 3.0.2, ESX 3.5 for patch release 
                                     on 2008-04-10
                      March  4 2008: Initial Release

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~                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2008-0004.1
Synopsis:          Low: Updated e2fsprogs service console package
Issue date:        2008-03-03
Updated on:        2008-04-11
CVE numbers:       CVE-2007-5497
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1. Summary:

~   Updated service console package e2fsprogs.

2. Relevant releases:

~   VMware ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-200803214-UG

~   VMware ESX 3.0.2 without patch ESX-1003523
~   VMware ESX 3.0.1 without patch ESX-1003517

~   ESX Server 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 5
~   ESX Server 2.5.4 Upgrade Patch 16

NOTE: ESX 3.0.1 is in Extended Support and its end of support (Security
and Bug fixes) is 07/31/2008.  Users should plan to upgrade to at least
3.0.2 update 1 and preferably the newest release available before the
end of extended support.

NOTE: ESX 2.5.4 is in Extended Support and its end of support (Security
and Bug fixes) is 10/08/2008.  Users should plan to upgrade to at least
2.5.5 and preferably the newest release available before the end of
extended support.

ESX Server versions 3.0.0 and prior to 2.5.4 are no longer in Extended
Support.  Users should upgrade to a supported version of the product.

The VMware Infrastructure Support Life Cycle Policy can be
found here:  http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html

3. Problem description:

~   Updated e2fsprogs package address multiple integer overflow flaws

~   Thanks to Rafal Wojtczuk of McAfee Avert Research for identifying and
~   reporting this issue.

~   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
~   assigned the name CVE-2007-5497 to this issue.

4. Solution:

Please review the Patch notes for your product and version and verify
the md5sum of your downloaded file.

ESX 3.5 Patch ESX350-200803214-UG
md5sum: 9ff7b416afed3acfbfbb5d1d63ca5060

VMware ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1003523
md5sum: 13cf97c1b44449658ad1057b2c1bfbab

VMware ESX 3.0.1 patch ESX-1003517
md5sum: a3229df6e7711c8b89ef2d82aa825cab

ESX Server 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 5
md5sum: cf0addac42cb2057c47065971f56bee6

ESX Server 2.5.4 Upgrade Patch 16
md5sum: b7b2cbfd45380124c128831dca8bc2b0

5. References:

~   CVE numbers
~   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5497

6. Change log:

2008-03-28  VMSA-2008-0004    Initial release
2008-04-11  VMSA-2008-0004.1  Added patch information for
~                              ESX 3.0.1, ESX 3.0.2, ESX 3.5
~                              for patch release on 2008-04-10

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7. Contact:

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

~  * security-announce@lists.vmware.com
~  * bugtraq@securityfocus.com
~  * full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk

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

Security web site

VMware security response policy

General support life cycle policy

VMware Infrastructure support life cycle policy

Copyright 2008 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.

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