ESX Server 3.0.2, Patch ESX-1006360: Security Updates to Web Access Components Tomcat and JRE (1006360)
Web Access component Apache Tomcat updated to version 5.5.26.
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 http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.
Web Access component JRE updated to version 1.5.0_15.
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 http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/ReleaseNotes.
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
Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:
- Download patch ESX-1006360 from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches.html.
- Log in to the ESX Server service console as root.
- Create a local depot directory.
# mkdir -p /var/updates
Note: VMware recommends that you use the updates directory.
- Change your working directory to /var/updates.
# cd /var/updates
- Download the tar file into the /var/updates directory.
- Verify the integrity of the downloaded tar file:
# md5sum ESX-1006360.tgz
The md5 checksum output should match the following:
- Extract the compressed tar archive:
# tar -xvzf ESX-1006360.tgz
- Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1006360:
# cd ESX-1006360
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 http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_esxupdate.pdf.