VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200808404-SG: Fix for VMware Tools Upgrade from ESX Server 3.0.x GA to ESX Server 3.0.x Patch Installations; Virtual Machine Core Dumps are Generated During VMotion; Third Party Library libpng Updated to 1.2.29 (1006035)
Summaries and Symptoms
When users upgrade from GA to patch installations of ESX Server 3.0.x, the VMware Tools package is not upgraded.
Symptoms: During a VMware Tools upgrade, older files are not replaced.
During a VMotion, the destination virtual machine might stop responding when data is not received from source machine.
Symptoms: Virtual machine core dumps are generated in the virtual machine's directory on the VMFS volume during VMotion.
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.
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.
- A flaw in the emulation causes some guest operating system LSI drivers to fail while the virtual machine is booting. This issue is fixed.
To address the upgradation from GA to patch installations of ESX Server 3.0.x issue, you must install ESX303-200808405-SG to complete the fix.
Patch Download and Installation
To update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts when not using VMware 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 .