VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-200906407-SG: Updates curl (1011782)
Release Date: July 9, 2009
Summaries and Symptoms
Issues fixed in this patch (and their relevant symptoms, if applicable) include:
- Service Console package for curl has been updated to version curl-7.15.5-2.1. This fixes the following issue: The redirect implementation in curl and libcurl 5.11 through 7.19.3, when CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION is enabled, accepts arbitrary Location values, which might allow remote HTTP servers to trigger arbitrary requests to intranet servers, read or overwrite arbitrary files by using a redirect to a file: URL, or execute arbitrary commands by using a redirect to an scp: URL. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0037 to this issue.
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 4.0 hosts.
To update ESX 4.0 hosts when not using Update Manager, download the patch zip file from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bulletin using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4 Patch Management Guide.