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VMSA-2012-0001 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party library and ESX Service Console

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a. ESX third-party update for Service Console kernel The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) kernel is updated to kernel-2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 to fix multiple security issues in the COS kernel. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079, CVE-2011-1080, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1163, CVE-2011-1166, CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171, CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1763, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2011-0695, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-1044, CVE-2011-1182, CVE-2011-1573, CVE-2011-1576, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-1936, CVE-2011-2022, CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-1780, CVE-2011-2525, CVE-2011-2689, CVE-2011-2482, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2495, CVE-2011-2517, CVE-2011-2519, CVE-2011-2901 to these issues. b. ESX third-party update for Service Console cURL RPM The ESX Service Console (COS) curl RPM is updated to cURL-7.15.5.9 resolving a security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-2192 to this issue. c. ESX third-party update for Service Console nspr and nss RPMs The ESX Service Console (COS) nspr and nss RPMs are updated to nspr-4.8.8-1.el5_7 and nss-3.12.10-4.el5_7 respectively resolving a security issues. A Certificate Authority (CA) issued fraudulent SSL certificates and Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR) and Network Security Services (NSS) contain the built-in tokens of this fraudulent Certificate Authority. This update renders all SSL certificates signed by the fraudulent CA as untrusted for all uses. d. ESX third-party update for Service Console rpm RPMs The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) rpm packages are updated to popt-1.10.2.3-22.el5_7.2, rpm-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2, rpm-libs-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2 and rpm-python-4.4.2.3-22.el5_7.2 which fixes multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-2059 and CVE-2011-3378 to these issues. e. ESX third-party update for Service Console samba RPMs The ESX Service Console Operating System (COS) samba packages are updated to samba-client-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4, samba-common-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4 and libsmbclient-3.0.33-3.29.el5_7.4 which fixes multiple security issues in the Samba client. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787, CVE-2011-1678, CVE-2011-2522 and CVE-2011-2694 to these issues. Note that ESX does not include the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) and therefore ESX COS is not affected by CVE-2011-2522 and CVE-2011-2694. f. ESX third-party update for Service Console python package The ESX Service Console (COS) python package is updated to 2.4.3-44 which fixes multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-3493, CVE-2011-1015 and CVE-2011-1521 to these issues. g. ESXi update to third-party component python The python third-party library is updated to python 2.5.6 which fixes multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2010-1634, CVE-2010-2089, and CVE-2011-1521 to these issues.


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