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ESX Server 3.0.2, Patch ESX-1006031: Service Console Update to Net-SNMP (1006031)

Details

Release Date: 08/28/08
Document Last Updated: 08/28/08
 
affd9ec9feaa7b42e0828c9634a40d56


Product Versions
ESX Server 3.0.2
Patch Classification
Security
Supersedes
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required
No
ESX Server Host Reboot Required
No
PRs Fixed
288563
Affected Hardware
N/A
Affected Software
Net-SNMP
RPMs Included
net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.24, net-snmp-libs-5.0.9-2.30E.24, net-snmp-utils-5.0.9-2.30E.24
Related CVE numbers
CVE-2008-0960, CVE-2008-2292

Summary

This patch fixes the following issues:
  • A flaw was found in the way Net-SNMP checks a SNMP version 3 packet's Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC). The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2008-0960 to this issue. 
  • A buffer overflow was found in the Perl bindings for Net-SNMP. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2008-2292 to this issue.

Solution

Symptoms

N/A  

Deployment Considerations

N/A

Download Instructions   

Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:

  1. Download patch ESX-1006031 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.

  6. Verify the integrity of the downloaded tar file:

    # md5sum ESX-1006031.tgz

    The md5 checksum output should match the following:

    affd9ec9feaa7b42e0828c9634a40d56 ESX-1006031.tgz

  7. Extract the compressed tar archive:

    # tar -xvzf ESX-1006031.tgz

  8. Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1006031:

    # cd ESX-1006031  

Installation Instructions

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-1006031 update

For example, if the host is called depot:

# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1006031 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-1006031 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.

Keywords

esxpatch;esx302

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