VMware ESXi 5.0 Patch ESXi500-201112403-SG: Updates net-e1000 and net-e1000e (2007673)
Release date: December 15, 2011
|Build||For build information, see KB 2007680.|
|Host Reboot Required||Yes|
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||Yes|
|Related CVE numbers||CVE-2009-4536|
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch updates the net-e1000 and net-e1000e VIB to resolve a security issue in the e1000 and e1000e Linux drivers for Intel PRO/1000 adapters that allows a remote attacker to bypass packet filters and send manipulated packets.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-4536 to this issue
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table above.
Patch Download and Installation
The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware Update Manager. For details, see the Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.