VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200808406-SG: Security Update to the Perl Package of the Service Console (1005815)
Release Date: 18-Sep-2008
Document Last Updated: 18-Sep-2008
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch fixes a flaw in Perl's regular expression engine with Unicode characters, which might trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2008-1927 to this issue.
If you are using esxupdate , you must install 2nd-level dependencies before installing this patch. For details, see Patch Installation Using esxupdate Fails Because 2nd-Level Dependency Is Not Installed (KB 1007060).
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://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.