[Full-disclosure] VMSA-2011-0014 VMware vCenter Update Manager fix for Jetty Web server addresses directory traversal vulnerability



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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2011-0014
Synopsis: VMware vCenter Update Manager fix for Jetty Web server
addresses directory traversal vulnerability

Issue date: 2011-11-17
Updated on: 2011-11-17 (initial release of advisory)

CVE numbers: CVE-2011-4404
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1. Summary

Configuration update for VMware vSphere Update Manager's third party
Jetty Web server component addresses directory traversal
vulnerability.

2. Relevant releases

vCenter Update Manager 4.1 prior to Update 2

vCenter Update Manager 4.0 prior to Update 4

3. Problem Description

a. Directory traversal in third party Jetty Web server component

VMware vSphere Update Manager is an automated patch management
solution for VMware ESX hosts and Microsoft virtual machines. Update
Manager embeds the Jetty Web server which is a third party
component.

The way the Jetty Web Server in vSphere Update Manager is configured
allows for directory traversal. This issue is a variant of the
directory traversal issue that was addressed in earlier versions of
vSphere Update Manager. See VMSA-2010-0012 for additional
information.

VMware would like to thank Alexey Sintsov from Digital Security
Research Group for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2011-4404 to this issue.

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

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

Update Manager 5.0 Windows not affected
Update Manager 4.1 Windows Update 2
Update Manager 4.0 Windows Update 4

hosted * any any not affected

ESXi any ESXi not affected

ESX any ESX not affected

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

4. Solution

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

VMware vCenter Server 4.1
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vCenter Server 4.1 Update 2
The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager.

Download link:

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_v
sphere/4_1

Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vum_pubs.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.iso
md5sum: d132326846a85bfc9ebbc53defeee6e1
sha1sum: 192c3e5d2a10bbe53c025cc7eedb3133a23e0541

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.1.0-493063.zip
md5sum: 7fd7b09e501bd8fde52649b395491222
sha1sum: 46dd00e7c594ac672a5d7c3c27d15be2f5a5f1f1

VMware vCenter Server 4.0
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vCenter Server 4.0 Update 4
The download for vCenter Server includes vSphere Update Manager.

Download link:

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_v
sphere/4_0

Release Notes:
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vum_pubs.html

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.iso
md5sum: b418ff3d394f91b418271b6b93dfd6bd
sha1sum: 56c2ec60f8b8a734a8312d9e38d5d70cd20c0927

File: VMware-VIMSetup-all-4.0.0-502539.zip
md5sum: 2acfadde1ec0cd6d37063d87246d6942
sha1sum: ea1f3a3cb178f23fc2cf49bfc1450d10e5f699f8

5. References

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4404

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6. Change log

2011-11-17 VMSA-2011-0014
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of
Update 4 for vCenter Server 4.0, vSphere Update Manager 4.0,
vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 4.0 and ESX 4.0 on 2011-11-17.

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Copyright 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.


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