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VMware ESX 4.1 Patch ESX410-201204402-SG: Updates libxml2 (2014988)


Product Version
ESX 4.1
Patch Classification
See KB 2014447 if using Update Manager 5.0
Build Information
For build information, see KB 2013057.
Host Reboot Required
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required
PRs Fixed
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
VIBs Included
  • libxml2
  • libxml2-python
  • Related CVE numbers
    CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, CVE-2011-3919


    The ESX Console Operating System (COS) VIBs are updated to the following versions:

    • libxml2-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2
    • libxml2-python-2.6.26-2.1.12.el5_7.2

    These updates fix multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the names CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2834, CVE-2011-3905, and CVE-2011-3919 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 4.1 hosts.

    To update ESX 4.1 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 4.1 Patch Management Guide.

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