VMSA-2009-0006 : VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve a critical security vulnerability

2009-07-27T00:00:00
ID VMWARE_VMSA-2009-0006.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2020-07-02T00:00:00

Description

a. Host code execution vulnerability from a guest operating system

A critical vulnerability in the virtual machine display function might allow a guest operating system to run code on the host.

This issue is different from the vulnerability in a guest virtual device driver reported in VMware security advisory VMSA-2009-0005 on 2009-04-03. That vulnerability can cause a potential denial of service and is identified by CVE-2008-4916.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1244 to this issue.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from VMware Security Advisory 2009-0006. 
# The text itself is copyright (C) VMware Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(40391);
  script_version("1.20");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/08/15 12:24:49");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2009-1244");
  script_xref(name:"VMSA", value:"2009-0006");

  script_name(english:"VMSA-2009-0006 : VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve a critical security vulnerability");
  script_summary(english:"Checks esxupdate output for the patch");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing a security-related patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"a. Host code execution vulnerability from a guest operating system

   A critical vulnerability in the virtual machine display function
   might allow a guest operating system to run code on the host.

   This issue is different from the vulnerability in a guest virtual
   device driver reported in VMware security advisory VMSA-2009-0005
   on 2009-04-03. That vulnerability can cause a potential denial of
   service and is identified by CVE-2008-4916.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
   has assigned the name CVE-2009-1244 to this issue."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2009/000055.html"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Apply the missing patch.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploithub_sku", value:"EH-14-757");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_exploithub", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_framework_canvas", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"canvas_package", value:'CANVAS');

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.0.2");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.0.3");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:vmware:esx:3.5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:3.5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2009/04/10");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2009/07/27");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"VMware ESX Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/VMware/release", "Host/VMware/version");
  script_require_ports("Host/VMware/esxupdate", "Host/VMware/esxcli_software_vibs");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("vmware_esx_packages.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/VMware/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "VMware ESX / ESXi");
if (
  !get_kb_item("Host/VMware/esxcli_software_vibs") &&
  !get_kb_item("Host/VMware/esxupdate")
) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


init_esx_check(date:"2009-04-10");
flag = 0;


if (esx_check(ver:"ESX 3.0.2", patch:"ESX-1008421")) flag++;

if (
  esx_check(
    ver           : "ESX 3.0.3",
    patch         : "ESX303-200904403-SG",
    patch_updates : make_list("ESX303-201002201-UG", "ESX303-Update01")
  )
) flag++;

if (
  esx_check(
    ver           : "ESX 3.5.0",
    patch         : "ESX350-200904201-SG",
    patch_updates : make_list("ESX350-200911201-UG", "ESX350-200912401-BG", "ESX350-201002403-BG", "ESX350-201003401-BG", "ESX350-201006401-SG", "ESX350-201008401-SG", "ESX350-201012401-SG", "ESX350-201105402-BG", "ESX350-201203401-SG", "ESX350-201205401-SG", "ESX350-201206401-SG", "ESX350-Update05", "ESX350-Update05a")
  )
) flag++;

if (esx_check(ver:"ESXi 3.5.0", patch:"ESXe350-200904201-O-SG")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:esx_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");