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VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-201009411-SG: Updates Perl RPM (1023767)


Release date: September 30, 2010

Patch Classification Security
Build Information See KB 1025321 .
Host Reboot Required No
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required No
PRs Fixed
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included perl
Related CVE numbers CVE-2008-5302, CVE-2008-5303, CVE-2010-1168, CVE-2010-1447



Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the Perl RPM for ESX service console to perl-5.8.8-32.el5_5.1, which fixes multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the following names CVE-2008-5302, CVE-2008-5303, CVE-2010-1168, and CVE-2010-1447 to these issues.

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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