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ESX Server 3.0.1, Patch ESX-1003176: WebCenter Updates (1003176)

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Release Date: 01/02/08
Document Last Updated: 01/02/08
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Product Versions
ESX Server 3.0.1
Patch Classification
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required
ESX Server Host Reboot Required
PRs Fixed
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
RPMs Included
Related CVE numbers
CVE-2005-2090, CVE-2006-7195,
CVE-2007-3004, CVE-2007-0450


This patch provides the following VMware WebCenter updates:
  • Tomcat Server Security Update: This release of the WebCenter RPM updates the Tomcat Server package from 5.5.17 to 5.5.25, which addresses multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the names CVE-2005-2090 , CVE-2006-7195 , and CVE-2007-0450 to these issues.
  • JRE security update: This release of WebCenter RPM updates the JRE package from 1.5.0_7 to 1.5.0_12, which addresses a security issue that existed in the earlier release of JRE. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2007-3004 to this issue.
  • Web Access support for Mozilla Firefox


Note: Before you begin please refer to KB1003490 for important information on restarting the mgmt-vmware service.


The following symptom might be seen in systems without this patch:

When connecting to the ESX Server host using Mozilla Firefox, a browser not supported error message might be displayed.

Deployment Considerations

1. Stop the hostd and Tomcat services using the following commands:

service mgmt-vmware stop
service vmware-webAccess stop
2. Install the hostd and WebCenter RPMs.
3. Start the hostd and Tomcat services using the following commands:

service mgmt-vmware start
service vmware-webAccess start

Download Instructions

Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:

1. Download patch ESX-1003176 from .

2. Log in to the ESX Server service console as root.

3. Create a local depot directory.

# mkdir -p /var/updates

Note: VMware recommends that you use the updates directory.

4. Change your working directory to /var/updates .

# cd /var/updates

5. Download the tar file into the /var/updates directory.

6. Verify the integrity of the downloaded tar file:

# md5sum ESX-1003176.tgz

The md5 checksum output should match the following:

5674ca0dcfac90726014cc316444996e ESX-1003176.tgz

7. Extract the compressed tar archive:

# tar -xvzf ESX-1003176.tgz

8. Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1003176 :

# cd ESX-1003176

Installation Instructions

After you download and extract the archive, and if you are in the directory that you previously created, use the following command to install the update:

# esxupdate update

To run esxupdate from a different directory, you must specify the bundle path in the command:

# esxupdate -r file://<directory>/ESX-1003176 update

For example, if the host is called depot:

# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1003176 update

During the update process, logs appear on the terminal. You can specify the verbosity of esxupdate logs by using the -v option as shown below.

# esxupdate -v 10 file://<directory>/ESX-1003176 update

For more information how to use esxupdate, see the Patch Management for ESX Server 3 tech note at .

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