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VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-200906411-SG: Updates udev (1011786)


Release Date: July 09, 2009

Download Size:
396.3 MB
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Product Versions ESX 4.0
Build 175625
Also see KB 1012514.
Patch Classification Security
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
PRs Fixed 396926
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included udev
Related CVE numbers CVE-2009-1185


Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • The udev (userspace device management) program prior to 1.4.1 does not verify whether a NETLINK message originates from kernel space, which allows local users to gain privileges by sending a NETLINK message from user space. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project ( has assigned the name CVE-2009-1185 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 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 and install the bulletin using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4 Patch Management Guide.

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