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VMSA-2012-0003.1

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0003.1
Synopsis: VMware VirtualCenter Update and ESX 3.5 patch update JRE
Issue date: 2012-03-08
Updated on: 2012-09-13
CVE numbers: See references
1. Summary
VMware VirtualCenter Update 6b and ESX 3.5 patch update JRE.
2. Relevant releases
VirtualCenter 2.5 previous to Update 6b

ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-201203401-SG
3. Problem Description
a. VirtualCenter and ESX, Oracle (Sun) JRE update 1.5.0_32
Oracle (Sun) JRE is updated to version 1.5.0_32, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of Oracle(Sun) JRE.

Oracle has documented the CVE identifiers that are addressed in JRE 1.5.0_32 in the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of October 2011.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vCenter 5.0 Windows not applicable **
vCenter 4.1 Windows not applicable **
vCenter 4.0 Windows see VMSA-2012-0013
VirtualCenter 2.5 Windows VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6b
hosted* any any not affected
ESXi any ESXi not affected
ESX 4.1 ESX not applicable **
ESX 4.0 ESX see VMSA-2012-0013
ESX 3.5 ESX ESX350-201203401-SG

* hosted products are VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Fusion.

** this product uses the Oracle (Sun) JRE 1.6.0 family
4. Solution
VMware Virtual Center 2.5 Update 6b
---------------------------

Version 2.5 Update 6b
Build Number 598800
Release Date 2012/03/08
Type Product Binaries

http://www.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=VC250U6B

vCenter Server DVD image - English only versionFile type: iso
MD5SUM: 085f7bddd2adf2c4ba5bd066271e2b06
SHA1SUM: 019ff0a67d150d0a3dbdac53bfde0b0eb69f9bfd

vCenter Server as a Zip file - English only version
File type: zip
MD5SUM: ee15ae73a66dd9dbc27fada476656aeb
SHA1SUM: a5c25d114d42f1aae11d7c741587cf57caff72a3

VMware vCenter Converter BootCD for vCenter Server
File type: .zip
Version: 4.0.3
MD5SUM: e49e0ff0f2563196cc5d4b5c471cd666

VMware vCenter Converter CLI for Linux platform
File type: .tar.gz
Version: 4.0.3
MD5SUM: 30d1f5e58a6cad8dacd988908305bc1c

ESX 3.5
---------------------------
ESX350-201203401-SG
http://downloads.vmware.com/go/selfsupport-download
md5sum: 07743c471ce46de825c36c2277ccd500
sha1sum: cb77e6f820e1015311bf2386b240fd84f0ad04dd
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2009155
5. References
Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory of October 2011
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpuoct2011-443431.html
6. Change log
2012-03-08 VMSA-2012-0003 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VirtualCenter Update 6b and patches for ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 on 2012-03-08.

2012-09-13 VMSA-2012-0003.1 Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of vSphere 4.0 U4a on 2012-09-12 and ESX 4.0 patches on 2012-09-13.
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