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VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200811404-SG: Security Update to the ESX Server Service Console Packages for bzip2 (1007198)


Release Date: 12/02/08
Document Last Updated: 12/02/08

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Product Versions ESX Server 3.0.3
Patch Classification Security
Supersedes None
Requires ESX303-200810506-BG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required No
ESX Server Host Reboot Required No
PRs Fixed 330093
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included bzip2-1.0.2-12, bzip2-libs-1.0.2-12
Related CVE numbers CVE-2008-1372


Summaries and Symptoms   

This patch fixes a buffer overread flaw in the bzip2 decompression routine. This security issue might cause an application linked to the bzip2 library to fail when decompressing malformed archives.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project ( has assigned the name CVE-2008-1372 this issue.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.

Patch Download and Installation

See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using VMware Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts.

To update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts when not using VMware Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide .

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