VMSA-2009-0002 VirtualCenter Update 4 updates Tomcat to 5.5.27



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VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2009-0002
Synopsis: VirtualCenter Update 4 updates Tomcat to 5.5.27
Issue date: 2009-02-23
Updated on: 2009-02-23 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2008-1232 CVE-2008-1947 CVE-2008-2370
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1. Summary

Updated VMware VirtualCenter Update 4 updates Tomcat packages.

2. Relevant releases

VirtualCenter 2.5 before Update 4

3. Problem Description

a. Update for VirtualCenter updates Apache Tomcat version to 5.5.27

Update for VirtualCenter updates the Tomcat package to version 5.5.27
which addresses multiple security issues that existed in the previous
version of Apache Tomcat.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2008-1232, CVE-2008-1947 and
CVE-2008-2370 to these issues.

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
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Virtual- 2.5 Windows VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4
Center
Virtual- 2.0.2 Windows affected, patch pending
Center

Workstation any any not affected
Player any any not affected
ACE any Windows not affected
Server 2.x any affected, patch pending
Server 1.x any not affected

Fusion any Mac OS/X not affected

ESXi 3.5 ESXi not affected

ESX 3.5 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.0.3 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 3.0.2 ESX affected, patch pending
ESX 2.5.5 ESX not affected

Notes: This vulnerability can be exploited remotely only if the
attacker has access to the Service Console network.

Security best practices provided by VMware recommend that the
Service Console be isolated from the VM network. Please see
http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/726 for more
information on VMware security best practices.

The currently installed version of Tomcat depends on your patch
deployment history.

4. Solution

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

VirtualCenter
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VMware VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4
http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VC250U4
DVD iso image
md5sum: 4304334ed7662b6a43646e6dde0956d2
Zip file
md5sum: 1306cb9b25e28a06bab84257d7cbf38f
Release Notes
http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/vi3_vc25u4_rel_notes.html

5. References

Tomcat release notes
tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html

CVE numbers
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1232
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1947
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2370

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6. Change log

2009-02-23 VMSA-2009-0002
Initial security advisory after release of VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 4
on 2009-02-23.

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7. Contact

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Copyright 2009 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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