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VMware ESX 4.0 Patch ESX400-201305404-SG: Updates libxml2 (2046005)

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Product Version
ESX 4.0
Patch Classification
See KB 2014447 if using Update Manager 5.0
Build Information
For build information, see KB 2044240.
Host Reboot Required
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required
PRs Fixed
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
VIBs Included
  • libxml2
  • libxml2-python
  • Related CVE numbers


    Summaries and Symptoms

    This patch updates the ESX service console libxml2 RPMs to the following versions to resolve a security issue:
    • libxml2-
    • libxml2-python-

    The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the names CVE-2012-5134 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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