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VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-201103406-SG: Updates popt, rpm, rpm-libs, and rpm-python RPMs (1032818)

Details

Release date: March 7, 2011

Patch Classification Security
Build Information See KB 1032822 .
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
PRs Fixed 609089
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included popt
rpm
rpm-libs
rpm-python
Related CVE numbers CVE-2010-2059

 

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates popt, rpm, rpm-libs, and rpm-python RPMs to versions popt-1.10.2.3-20.el5_5.1, rpm-4.4.2.3-20.el5_5.1, rpm-libs-4.4.2.3-20.el5_5.1, and rpm-python-4.4.2.3-20.el5_5.1 respectively, which resolves a security issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-2059 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 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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