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Security Response: Vulnerability of RPCI Mechanism to a Denial of Service Attack (1703)


What is the vulnerability of the RPCI mechanism used in ESX Server 2, and what should I do about it?


There is a potential vulnerability in the RPCI mechanism used in ESX Server 2.5.1 and earlier that may be exploited in a denial of service attack. Because of the conditions under which this vulnerability can be exploited, VMware considers this a low-severity problem.

Nonetheless, VMware recommends that customers install one of the following patches to correct the vulnerability:


URLZ; Neohapsis; security; 1703

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