VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4, Patch ESX350-200903228-UG: Updates Net-SNMP (1008095)
Release Date: March 30, 2009
Summaries and SymptomsThis patch includes the January 30, 2009 patch fix for ESX 3.5 U4, which is described as follows.
Security Update to SNMP in the Service Console
This patch updates the service console to resolve the following security issue:
A denial-of-service flaw was found in the way Net-SNMP processes SNMP GETBULK requests. A remote attacker who issued a specially-crafted request could cause the snmpd server to crash.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-4309 to this issue.
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 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://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.