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VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-200911237-SG: Updates bind (1014854)

Details

Product Versions ESX 4.0
Build For build information, see KB 1014842.
Patch Classification Security
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
PRs Fixed 450595
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included bind-libs
bind-utils
Related CVE numbers CVE-2009-0696

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • This fix includes updated BIND packages that fix non-security issues and a security issue in the ESX service console. This fixes an error found when BIND handles dynamic update message packets containing the ANY record type, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service assertion failure and daemon exit by using an ANY record in the prerequisite section of a crafted dynamic update message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0696 to this issue.

    For a complete list of the issues fixed in ESX 4.0 Update 1, see the ESX 4.0 Update 1 Release Notes.

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 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.

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