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VMware ESX 4.1, Patch ESX410-201101226-SG: Updates glibc packages (1031330)



Product Versions ESX 4.1
Build For build information, see KB 1029353.
Patch Classification Security
Severity Security
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
PRs Fixed 664849
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included glibc, glibc-common, and nscd
Related CVE numbers CVE-2010-3847 and CVE-2010-3856



Summaries and Symptoms

In this release, the service console glibc, glibc-common, and nscd RPMs are updated to glibc-2.5-34.4909.vmw, glibc-common-2.5-34.4909.vmw, and nscd-2.5-34.4909.vmw respectively to resolve multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the names CVE-2010-3847 and CVE-2010-3856 to these issues addressed in this update.

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 4.1 hosts.

To update ESX 4.1 hosts without using Update Manager, download the patch ZIP file from and install the bulletin by using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4.1 Patch Management Guide.

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