VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200811406-SG: Security Update to bzip2 in Service Console (1007504)
Release Date: 12-02-2008
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch updates the service console to resolve the following security issue:
A buffer over-read flaw was discovered in the bzip2 decompression routine. This issue could cause an application linked against the bzip2 library to crash when decompressing malformed archives.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-1372 to this issue.
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.