ESX Server 3.0.1, Patch ESX-1003176: WebCenter Updates (1003176)
Tomcat Server Security Update: This release of the WebCenter RPM updates the Tomcat Server package from 5.5.17 to 5.5.25, which addresses multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2005-2090 , CVE-2006-7195 , and CVE-2007-0450 to these issues.
JRE security update: This release of WebCenter RPM updates the JRE package from 1.5.0_7 to 1.5.0_12, which addresses a security issue that existed in the earlier release of JRE. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-3004 to this issue.
Web Access support for Mozilla Firefox 220.127.116.11.
Note: Before you begin please refer to KB1003490 for important information on restarting the mgmt-vmware service.
When connecting to the ESX Server host using Mozilla Firefox 18.104.22.168, a browser not supported error message might be displayed.
service vmware-webAccess stop
service mgmt-vmware start
service vmware-webAccess start
Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:
1. Download patch ESX-1003176 from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches.html .
2. Log in to the ESX Server service console as root.
3. Create a local depot directory.
# mkdir -p /var/updates
Note: VMware recommends that you use the updates directory.
4. Change your working directory to /var/updates .
# cd /var/updates
5. Download the tar file into the /var/updates directory.
The md5 checksum output should match the following:
7. Extract the compressed tar archive:
# tar -xvzf ESX-1003176.tgz
8. Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1003176 :
# cd ESX-1003176
After you download and extract the archive, and if you are in the directory that you previously created, use the following command to install the update:
# esxupdate update
To run esxupdate from a different directory, you must specify the bundle path in the command:
# esxupdate -r file://<directory>/ESX-1003176 update
For example, if the host is called depot:
# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1003176 update
During the update process, logs appear on the terminal. You can specify the verbosity of esxupdate logs by using the -v option as shown below.
# esxupdate -v 10 file://<directory>/ESX-1003176 update
For more information how to use esxupdate, see the Patch Management for ESX Server 3 tech note at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf .