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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                VMware Fusion resolves two security issues
                              5 October 2009


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           VMware Fusion
Publisher:         VMWare
Operating System:  Mac OS X
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service               -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-3282 CVE-2009-3281 

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2009-0013
Synopsis:          VMware Fusion resolves two security issues
Issue date:        2009-10-01
Updated on:        2009-10-01 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers:       CVE-2009-3281 CVE-2009-3282
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1. Summary

   VMware Fusion 2.0.6 addresses a denial of service and code execution

2. Relevant releases

   VMware Fusion 2.0.5 and earlier.

3. Problem Description

   VMware Fusion is a product that allows you to seamlessly run your
   favorite Windows applications on any Intel-based Mac.

 a. Kernel code execution vulnerability

    An file permission problem in the vmx86 kernel extension allows for
    executing arbitrary code in the host system kernel context by an
    unprivileged user on the host system.

    VMware would like to thank Neil Kettle of Convergent Network
    Solutions for reporting this issue to us.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2009-3281 to this issue.

 b. Kernel denial of service vulnerability

    An integer overflow vulnerability in the vmx86 kernel extension
    allows for a denial of service of the host by an unprivileged user
    on the host system.

    VMware would like to thank Neil Kettle of Convergent Network
    Solutions for reporting this issue to us.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
    has assigned the name CVE-2009-3282 to this issue.

    To remediate the above issues update your product using the table

    VMware         Product   Running  Replace with/
    Product        Version   on       Apply Patch
    =============  ========  =======  =================
    VirtualCenter  any       Windows  not affected

    Workstation    6.5.x     Windows  not affected
    Workstation    6.5.x     Linux    not affected

    Player         2.5.x     Windows  not affected
    Player         2.5.x     Linux    not affected

    ACE            2.5.x     any      not affected

    Server         any       any      not affected

    Fusion         any       Mac OS/X Fusion 2.0.6 build 196839

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            any       ESX      not affected

4. Solution

   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
   and verify the md5sum and/or the sha1sum of your downloaded file.

   VMware Fusion 2.0.6 (for Intel-based Macs): Download including
   VMware Fusion and a 12 month complimentary subscription to McAfee
   VirusScan Plus 2009

   md5sum: d35490aa8caa92e21339c95c77314b2f
   sha1sum: 9c41985d754ac718032a47af8a3f98ea28fddb26

   VMware Fusion 2.0.6 (for Intel-based Macs): Download including only
   VMware Fusion software

   md5sum: 2e8d39defdffed224c4bab4218cc6659
   sha1sum: 453d54a2f37b257a0aad17c95843305250c7b6ef

5. References

   CVE numbers

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6. Change log

2009-10-01  VMSA-2009-0013
Initial security advisory after release of Fusion 2.0.6 on 2009-10-01

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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 at lists.vmware.com
  * bugtraq at securityfocus.com
  * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

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

VMware Security Center

VMware security response policy

General support life cycle policy

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Copyright 2009 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.

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