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          VMSA-2010-0003 ESX Service Console update for net-snmp
                               9 March 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:          VMware ESX 3.5
Publisher:        VMWare
Operating System: VMWare ESX Server
Impact/Access:    Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:       Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:        CVE-2009-1887 CVE-2008-4309 

Reference:        ESB-2009.0114

Revision History: March     9 2010: Update after release of ESX 3.0.3
                                    Update 1 on 2010-03-08
                  February 17 2010: Initial Release

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                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2010-0003.1
Synopsis:          ESX Service Console update for net-snmp
Issue date:        2010-02-16
Updated on:        2010-03-08
CVE numbers:       CVE-2009-1887
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1. Summary

   Update for Service Console package net-snmp

2. Relevant releases

   VMware ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-201002401-SG

   VMware ESX 3.0.3 without patch ESX303-201002202-SG

3. Problem Description

 a. Service Console package net-snmp updated

    This patch updates the service console package for net-snmp,
    net-snmp-utils, and net-snmp-libs to version
    net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.28. This net-snmp update fixes a divide-by-
    zero flaw in the snmpd daemon. A remote attacker could issue a
    specially crafted GETBULK request that could cause the snmpd daemon
    to fail.

    This vulnerability was introduced by an incorrect fix for

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has
    assigned the name CVE-2009-1887 to this issue.

    Note: After installing the previous patch for net-snmp
    (ESX350-200901409-SG), running the snmpbulkwalk command with the
    parameter -CnX results in no output, and the snmpd daemon stops.

    The following table lists what action remediates the vulnerability
    (column 4) if a solution is available.

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

    hosted *       any       any      not affected

    ESXi           any       ESXi     not affected

    ESX            4.0       ESX      not affected
    ESX            3.5       ESX      ESX350-201002401-SG
    ESX            3.0.3     ESX      ESX303-201002202-SG
    ESX            2.5.5     ESX      not affected

  * hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion.

4. Solution

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

   ESX 3.5
   md5sum: a91428cb6bc2da794f581aefd5eef010

   ESX 3.0.3
   md5sum: b111601ecb6978fbac40df2700d08fe2

5. References

   CVE numbers

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6. Change log

2010-02-16  VMSA-2010-0003
Initial security advisory after release of patches for ESX 3.5
on 2010-02-16.
2010-03-08  VMSA-2010-0003.1
Update after release of ESX 3.0.3 Update 1 on 2010-03-08.

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  * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

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