VMSA-2013-0007:VMware ESX patch address security issues

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28 May 2013

28 May 2013





VMware ESX third party update for Service Console package sudo

VMware Security Advisory
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
VMware ESX third party update for Service Console package sudo
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
CVE-2012-2337, CVE-2012-3440
1. Summary

VMware ESX third party update for Service Console package sudo

2. Relevant Releases

VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201312001
VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201305001


3. Problem Description

a. Service Console update for sudo

The service console package sudo is updated to version 1.7.2p1-14.el5_8.3
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2012-2337 and CVE-2012-3440 to the issue addressed in this update.
Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product
Product Version
Running on
Replace with /  Apply Patch
VMware Product ESXi
Product Version any
Running on ESXi
Replace with /  Apply Patch not affected
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 4.1
Running on ESX
Replace with /  Apply Patch ESX410-201312401-SG
VMware Product ESX
Product Version 4.0
Running on ESX
Replace with /  Apply Patch ESX400-201305402-SG
4. Solution

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

ESXi and ESX

ESX 4.1
File: ESX410-201312001.zip
Build: 1368001
md5sum: c35763a84db169dd0285442d4129cc18
sha1sum: ee8e1b8d2d383422ff0dde04749c5d89e77d8e40
ESX410-201312001 contains ESX410-201312401-SG

ESX 4.0
File: ESX400-201305001.zip
Build: 1070634
md5sum: c9ac91d3d803c7b7cb9df401c20b91c0
sha1sum: 7f5cef274c709248daa56d8c0e6fcc1ba86ae411
ESX400-201305001 contains ESX400-201305402-SG

6. Change log

2013-05-30 VMSA-2013-0007
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of ESX 4.0 patches on 2013-05-30.

2013-12-05 VMSA-2013-0007.1
Security advisory update in conjunction with the release of ESX 4.1
patches on 2013-12-05.


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