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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200811405-SG: Security Update to libxml2 in Service Console (1007503)

Details

Release Date: 12-02-2008

Download Size:
1.1MB
Download Filename:
ESX350-200811405-SG.zip
md5sum:
d6c676a6809a14268d7f95192a52ea21


Product Versions
ESX 3.5
Patch Classification
Security
Supersedes
None
Requires
ESX350-200803214-UG
ESX350-200811402-SG
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required
No
Host Reboot Required
No
PRs Fixed
319928
Affected Hardware
N/A
Affected Software
N/A
RPMs Included
libxml2
libxml2-python
Related CVE numbers
CVE-2008-3281
CVE-2008-3529

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the service console to resolve the following security issues:

  • A denial of service flaw was found in the way libxml2 processes certain content. If an application linked against libxml2 processes malformed XML content, it could cause the application to stop responding.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-3281 to this issue.

  • A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 handled long XML entity names. If an application linked against libxml2 processed untrusted malformed XML content, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code.

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-3529 to this issue.

Deployment Considerations

If you are remediating your ESX system using Update Manager 1.0 Update 1 or earlier, see http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1007923.

Patch Download and Installation

See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.5 hosts.

To update ESX Server 3.5 hosts when not using 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.

 

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