VMSA-2019-0005:VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security issues.

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CVE-2019-5514,CVE-2019-5515,CVE-2019-5518,CVE-2019-5519,CVE-2019-5524

VMSA-2019-0005.1

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security issues

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
 VMSA-2019-0005
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
 VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security issues.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
2019-03-28
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
 2019-05-16
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
CVE-2019-5514, CVE-2019-5515, CVE-2019-5518, CVE-2019-5519, CVE-2019-5524
1. Summary

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security issues.

 
2. Relevant Products
  • VMware vSphere ESXi (ESXi)
  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
  • VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)
 
3. Problem Description

a. VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion UHCI out-of-bounds read/write and TOCTOU vulnerabilities

 

VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds read/write vulnerability and a Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) vulnerability in the virtual USB 1.1 UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface). Exploitation of these issues requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with a virtual USB controller present. These issues may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

 

In ESXi, Workstation and Fusion, when a virtual USB 2.0 controller is added to a VM, a virtual USB 1.1 controller is also added by default. In Workstation and Fusion, when a virtual USB 3.0 controller is added to a VM, a virtual USB 1.1 controller is also added by default.

 

VMware would like to thank the Fluoroacetate team of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, working with the Pwn2Own 2019 Security Contest, for reporting these issues to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2019-5518 (out-of-bounds read/write) and CVE-2019-5519 (TOCTOU) to these issues.

 

Column 5 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
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware ProductESXi
Product Version6.7
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi670-201903001
Mitigation/ Workaround
KB67806  
VMware ProductESXi
Product Version6.5
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi650-201903001
Mitigation/ Workaround
KB67806  
VMware ProductESXi
Product Version6.0
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi600-201903001
Mitigation/ Workaround
KB67806  
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version15.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch15.0.4
Mitigation/ Workaround
KB67806  
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version14.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch14.1.7
Mitigation/ Workaround
KB67806  
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version11.x
Running on OSX
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch11.0.3
Mitigation/ Workaround
KB67806  
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version10.x
Running on OSX
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch10.1.6
Mitigation/ Workaround
KB67806  

 

b. VMware Workstation and Fusion out-of-bounds write vulnerability in e1000 virtual network adapter 

 

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000 virtual network adapter. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

 

VMware would like to thank security researcher Zhangyanyu of Chaitin Tech for reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5524 to this issue.

 

Column 5 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
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version15.x
Running on Any
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply PatchNot Affected
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version14.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch14.1.6
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version11.x
Running on OSX
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply PatchNot Affected
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version10.x
Running on OSX
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch10.1.6
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

 

c. VMware Workstation and Fusion out-of-bounds write vulnerability in e1000 and e1000e virtual network adapters

 

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000 and e1000e virtual network adapters. Exploitation of this issue may lead to code execution on the host from the guest but it is more likely to result in a denial of service of the guest.

 

VMware would like to thank instructor working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue to us.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5515 to this issue.

 

Column 5 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
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version15.x
Running on Any
SeverityImportant
Replace with/ Apply Patch15.0.3
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version14.x
Running on Any
SeverityImportant
Replace with/ Apply Patch14.1.6
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version11.x
Running on OSX
SeverityImportant
Replace with/ Apply Patch11.0.3
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version10.x
Running on OSX
SeverityImportant
Replace with/ Apply Patch10.1.6
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

 

d. VMware Fusion unauthenticated APIs Security vulnerability

 

VMware Fusion contains a security vulnerability due to certain unauthenticated APIs accessible through a web socket. An attacker may exploit this issue by tricking the host user to execute a JavaScript to perform unauthorized functions on the guest machine where VMware Tools is installed. This may further be exploited to execute commands on the guest machines.

 

VMware would like to thank CodeColorist (@CodeColorist) and Csaba Fitzl (@theevilbit) for independently reporting this issue to us.

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2019-5514 to this issue.

 

Column 5 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
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version11.x
Running on OSX
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch11.0.3
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version10.x
Running on OSX
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply PatchNot Affected
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

 

4. Solution

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

 

ESXi 6.7

Downloads:  https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch

Documentation: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/esxi670-201903001.html

 

ESXi 6.5  
Downloads: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch

Documentation: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/esxi650-201903001.html

 

ESXi 6.0  
Downloads: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch

Documentation: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.0/rn/esxi600-201903001.html

 

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.6, 14.1.7, 15.0.3, 15.0.4
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

 

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.6, 14.1.7, 15.0.3, 15.0.4
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html

 

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.6, 11.0.3
Downloads and Documentation:

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion 
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html

 

6. Change log

 

 

2019-03-28: VMSA-2019-0005

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of ESXi patches, VMware Workstation 15.0.4 & 14.1.7 and Fusion 11.0.3 & 10.1.6  on 2019-03-28.

 

2019-05-16: VMSA-2019-0005.1

Updated on 2019-05-16 to add Mitigation/Workaround KB67806 for Issue (a) CVE-2019-5518 and CVE-2019-5519. Additional text added regarding USB 1.1 controller configuration in VMs.

 

7. Contact

 

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