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VMware ESX Server 3.0.3, ESX303-200901406-SG: Security Update to libxml2 in Service Console (1007682)

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Release Date: 01/30/09
Document Last Updated: 01/30/09
 

1.1 MB
Download Filename:
ESX303-200901406-SG.zip
md5sum:
2d5a827ccaf406a54dd3a5affee39db0



Product Versions ESX Server 3.0.3
Patch Classification Security
Supersedes ESX303-200810503-SG
Requires ESX303-200901402-SG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required No
ESX Server Host Reboot Required No
PRs Fixed 350151
Affected Hardware None
Affected Software libxml2
RPMs Included libxml2-2, libxml2-python
Related CVE numbers CVE-2008-4226, CVE-2008-4225

Solution

Summary 

This patch fixes the following issues:

  • An integer overflow flaw causing a heap-based buffer overflow was found in the libxml2 XML parser. If an application linked against libxml2 processes untrusted, malformed XML content, it might cause the application to stop responding. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-4226 to this issue.
  • A denial-of-service flaw was discovered in the libxml2 XML parser. If an application linked against libxml2 processes untrusted, malformed XML content, it might cause the application to enter an infinite loop. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-4225 to this issue.

Deployment Considerations

None

Patch Download and Installation  

See the VMware Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using VMware Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts.

To update ESX Server 3.0.3 hosts when not using VMware Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide .

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