VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

VMSA-2016-0023

VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

VMware Security AdvisoryAdvisory ID:

VMSA-2016-0023

VMware Security AdvisorySeverity:

Important

VMware Security AdvisorySynopsis:

VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

VMware Security AdvisoryIssue date:

2016-12-20

VMware Security AdvisoryUpdated on:

2016-12-20 (Initial Advisory)

VMware Security AdvisoryCVE numbers:

CVE-2016-7463

 
1. Summary

   VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)
3. Problem Description

a. Host Client stored cross-site scripting issue

 

The ESXi Host Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The issue can be introduced by an attacker that has permission to manage virtual machines through ESXi Host Client or by tricking the vSphere administrator to import a specially crafted VM. The issue may be triggered on the system from where ESXi Host Client is used to manage the specially crafted VM.

 

VMware advises not to import VMs from untrusted sources.
 

VMware would like to thank Caleb Watt (@calebwatt15) for reporting this issue to us.  

 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7463 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 ProductESXi

Product Version6.5

Running onESXi

SeverityN/A

Replace with/ Apply Patchnot affected

Mitigation/ WorkaroundN/A

VMware ProductESXi

Product Version6.0

Running onESXi

SeverityImportant

Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi600-201611102-SG

Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

VMware ProductESXi

Product Version5.5

Running onESXi

SeverityImportant

Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi550-201612102-SG

Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone


*The fling version which resolves this issue is 1.13.0.
 

4. Solution

 

 

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

ESXi 6.0   

Downloads: 

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

Documentation:   

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2145815 

ESXi 5.5   

Downloads: 

https://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal

Documentation:   

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2148194

5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2016-7463

6. Change log

 

2016-12-20 VMSA-2016-0023
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware ESXi 5.5 patches on 2016-12-20.

7. Contact

 

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:

http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

 

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

security-announce@lists.vmware.com

bugtraq@securityfocus.com

fulldisclosure@seclists.org

 

E-mail: security@vmware.com

PGP key at:

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

 

VMware Security Advisories

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

VMware Security Response Policy

https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

 

VMware Lifecycle Support Phases

https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

 

Copyright 2016 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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