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ESX Server 3.0.1, Patch ESX-1005115: Updated Third-Party OpenSSL Library (1005115)

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Release Date: 08/28/08
Document Last Updated: 08/28/08

Product Versions ESX Server 3.0.1
Patch Classification Security
Supersedes ESX-9916286
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required Yes
ESX Server Host Reboot Required Yes
PRs Fixed 280227
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software OpenSSL
RPMs Included VMware-esx-uwlibs
Related CVE numbers CVE-2007-3108, CVE-2007-5135


This fix updates the third-party OpenSSL library.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the following names to these issues: CVE-2007-3108  and CVE-2007-5135 .




Deployment Considerations


Download Instructions   

Download and verify the patch bundle as follows:

  1. Download patch ESX-1005115 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-1005115.tgz

    The md5 checksum output should match the following:

    ebaa361c959836156b707e824095dc99 ESX-1005115.tgz

  7. Extract the compressed tar archive:

    # tar -xvzf ESX-1005115.tgz

  8. Change to the newly created directory, /var/updates/ESX-1005115:

    # cd ESX-1005115  

Installation Instructions

Note: All virtual machines on the host must be either shut down or migrated using VMotion before applying the patch.  A reboot of the ESX Server host is required after applying this patch.

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-1005115 update

For example, if the host is called depot:

# esxupdate -r file:///depot/var/updates/ESX-1005115 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-1005115 update

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

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