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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200904201-SG: Updates VMX RPM (1009852)


Release Date: April 10, 2009

Download Size:
7.3 MB
Download Filename:

Product Versions ESX 3.5
Build 158869
Also see KB 1001179.
Patch Classification Security
Supersedes ESX350-200802411-BG
Requires ESX350-200810201-UG
Host Reboot Required
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required
PRs Fixed 377695
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included VMware-esx-vmx
Related CVE numbers CVE-2009-1244


Summaries and Symptoms

Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:

  • A critical vulnerability in the virtual machine display function might allow a guest operating system to run code on the host. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project ( has assigned the name CVE-2009-1244 to 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 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 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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