VMware ESX Server 2.0.1 Security Update
In ESX Server, the
service console is implemented using a
modified Linux distribution. This
patch includes a new update for
ESX Server 2.0.1 that addresses
the following vulnerabilities in the Linux
There is a separate security update for ESX Server 1.5.2 available as the
VMware ESX Server 1.5.2 Security Update.
Linux Security Update for ESX Server 2.0.1, Build 6403
This update only works if you have
ESX Server 2.0.1, Build
6403. Please make
sure that this build is installed
before applying the patch. The installer will log
the name of this patch and information on the updated components in the
Installing the Update
This update will require a reboot of your ESX server to
take effect. You must shutdown your virtual machines
before installing the patch.
Log in as root into the ESX
Server 2.0.1 service console.
Your path variable should
Download the tar file into the
/tmp, on your ESX
Change directory to /tmp.
Verify the integrity of the
The md5 checksum output
should match the
Extract the compressed tar
# tar -xvzf
Change directories to the newly
created directory /tmp/esx201_update_9340:
# cd esx201_update_9340
Run the driver installer:
The drivers are now updated. A reboot prompt displays:
Reboot the server now [y/n]?
This update will not be complete until you reboot the ESX Server.
If you enter N, to indicate that you will not reboot at this time,
ESX Server displays the warning message "Please reboot the server manually
for this update to take effect. Update has been terminated unexpectedly."
If you see this message, you must manually reboot the server to complete
the driver update.
At the reboot prompt, enter Y to reboot the server.