ESX Server 3.0.1, Patch ESX-1005108: Fixes for Replacing msvcrt.dll,VMware Tools Installed on Solaris 10 U5,VMware Tools Upgrade from ESX Server 3.0.x GA to ESX Server 3.0.x;Third Party Library libpng Updated to 1.2.29;LVM Allows Same Extent to Be Added (1005108)
This patch fixes the following issues:
An older version of msvcrt.dll might replace a higher version of msvcrt.dll during VMware Tools upgrade. This fix addresses the issue and replaces the msvcrt.dll only if a higher version is not present.
Suspend and resume operations on virtual machines might cause the virtual machines to stop responding.
When users upgrade from GA to patch installations of ESX Server 3.0.x, the VMware Tools package is not upgraded.
During a VMotion, the destination virtual machine might stop responding when data is not received from source machine.
Several flaws were discovered in the way third party library libpng handled various PNG image chunks. An attacker could create a carefully crafted PNG image file in such a way that it causes an application linked with libpng to crash when the file is manipulated. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5269 to the security issue fixed in this update. To complete the fix, install ESX-1005108, ESX-1005111, and ESX-1005112.
After installing VMware Tools on a Solaris 10 U5 virtual machine on ESX Server 3.0.1, the mouse cursor cannot be moved out of the virtual machine without pressing Ctrl+Alt keys.
Installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 Beta guest operating system in graphical mode on a virtual machine fails due to any movement of the mouse cursor.
One ESX Server host can add the same extent more than once to a volume created by another ESX Server host.
Panic and unrecoverable error messages may be logged in the /vmware/log file during suspend and resume operations on virtual machines.
During a VMware Tools upgrade, older files are not replaced.
Virtual machine core dumps are generated in the virtual machine's directory on the VMFS volume during VMotion.
When installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 Beta guest operating system in graphical mode on a virtual machine, moving mouse cursor causes error messages and the installation fails.
Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:
- Download patch ESX-1005108 from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches.html.
- Log in to the ESX Server service console as root.
- Create a local depot directory.
# mkdir -p /var/updates
Note: VMware recommends that you use the updates directory.
- Change your working directory to /var/updates.
# cd /var/updates
- Download the tar file into the /var/updates directory.
- Verify the integrity of the downloaded tar file:
# md5sum ESX-1005108.tgz
The md5 checksum output should match the following:
- Extract the compressed tar archive:
# tar -xvzf ESX-1005108.tgz
- Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1005108:
# cd ESX-1005108
# esxupdate update
To run esxupdate from a different directory, you must specify the bundle path in the command:
# esxupdate -r file://<directory>/ESX-1005108 update
For example, if the host is called depot:
# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1005108 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-1005108 update
For more information on how to use esxupdate, see the Patch Management for ESX Server 3 tech note at http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf.