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ESX Server 3.0.2, Patch ESX-1006360: Security Updates to Web Access Components Tomcat and JRE (1006360)


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

Product Versions
ESX Server 3.0.2
Patch Classification
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required
ESX Server Host Reboot Required
PRs Fixed
253684, 253957
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
WebAccess Components - Tomcat and JRE
RPMs Included
Related CVE numbers


This patch fixes the following issues:




Deployment Considerations

To restart Web Access:
  1. Log in to the service console as root.
  2. Run the command:
    service vmware-webAccess restart

Download Instructions   

Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:

  1. Download patch ESX-1006360 from

  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-1006360.tgz

    The md5 checksum output should match the following:

    5d2d629b6c4b1894571742569ae2e2da ESX-1006360.tgz

  7. Extract the compressed tar archive:

    # tar -xvzf ESX-1006360.tgz

  8. Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1006360:

    # cd ESX-1006360

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-1006360 update

For example, if the host is called depot:

# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1006360 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-1006360 update

For more information on how to use esxupdate, see the Patch Management for ESX Server 3 tech note at



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