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VMware ESX 4.0, Patch ESX400-201203405-SG: Updates popt, rpm, rpm-libs, rpm-python (2011774)

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Release date: March 30, 2012

Patch Classification Security
See KB 2014447 if using Update Manager 5.0
Build For build information, see KB 2011767.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
PRs Fixed 772744
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included popt, rpm, rpm-libs, rpm-python
Related CVE numbers CVE-2011-3378


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the ESX service console RPMS popt, rpm, rpm-libs, and rpm-python to the following versions to resolve a security issue:
  • popt-
  • rpm-
  • rpm-libs-
  • rpm-python-
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2011-3378 to this issue.

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 4.0 hosts.

To update ESX 4.0 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 4.0 Patch Management Guide.

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