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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-201002407-SG: Updates Libxml2 (1017679)

Details

Release Date: February 16, 2010

Download Size:
1.3MB
 
Download Filename:
ESX350-201002407-SG.zip
md5sum:
73d53ef1da1da0104a7c0380b44a7b05
Product Versions ESX 3.5
Build 226117
Patch Classification Security
Supersedes ESX350-200811405-SG
ESX350-200901410-SG
ESX350-200903227-UG
Requires
ESX350-200911202-UG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required No
Host Reboot Required No
PRs Fixed 470135
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included

libxml
libxml2
libxml2-python

Related CVE Numbers CVE-2009-2414, CVE-2009-2416

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch contains updated libxml2 packages that fix the following security issues in the ESX service console:
  • A stack overflow flaw was found in the way libxml processes the root XML document element definition in a DTD. A remote attacker could provide an XML file, which if opened by a local user, might cause a denial-of-service application failure. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2414 to this issue.

  • Multiple use-after-free flaws was found in the way libxml parses the Notation and Enumeration attribute types. A remote attacker could provide an XML file, which if opened by a local user, might cause a denial-of-service application failure. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2416 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 vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 3.5 hosts.

To update ESX 3.5 hosts without 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.
 
 

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