VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200806404-SG: Security Updates to WebAccess Components Tomcat and JRE (1005219)
Release Date: 16 JUNE 2008
Document Last Updated: 16 JUNE 2008
Summaries and Symptoms
WebAccess component Apache Tomcat updated to version 5.5.26. (PR 259477)
The currently installed version of Tomcat depends on your patch deployment history.
For more information about security issues fixed in version 5.5.26 and in earlier versions and
their CVE identifiers, see the Apache Tomcat 5.x Vulnerabilities page at
WebAccess component JRE updated to version 1.5.0_15. (PR 259485)
The currently installed version of JRE depends on your patch deployment history.
For more information about security issues fixed in version 1.5.0_15 and in earlier
versions, see the JRE release notes at
The following advisories by Secunia list the CVE identifiers related to the fixed security issues
in JRE 1.5.0_12, JRE 1.5.0_13, JRE 1.5.0_14, and JRE 1.5.0_15:
Log in to the service console as root.
Run the command:
service vmware-webAccess restart
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.5 hosts.
To update ESX Server 3.5 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.