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

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The remote ESXi is missing one or more security related Updates from VMSA-2012-0001. Summary VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party library and ESX Service Console address several security issues. Relevant releases: ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201201401-SG ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201203101-SG ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201203401-SG ESX 4.1 without patches ESX410-201201401-SG, ESX410-201201402-SG, ESX410-201201404-SG, ESX410-201201405-SG, ESX410-201201406-SG, ESX410-201201407-SG. Problem Description 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. 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 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 issue. 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. 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. 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. 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.


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