Updated libxml2 service console package
VMware Security Advisory
Updated libxml2 package addresses a security issue.
2. Relevant releases
VMware ESX 3.5 without patch ESX350-200803214-UG
VMware ESX 3.0.2 without patch ESX-1003528
VMware ESX 3.0.1 without patch ESX-1003521
VMware ESX 2.5.5 before Upgrade Patch 6
VMware ESX 2.5.4 before Upgrade Patch 17
NOTE: ESX 3.0.1 is in Extended Support and its end of support (Security and Bug fixes) is 07/31/2008. Users should plan to upgrade to at least 3.0.2 update 1 and preferably the newest release available before the end of extended support.
NOTE: ESX 2.5.4 is in Extended Support and its end of support (Security and Bug fixes) is 10/08/2008. Users should plan to upgrade to at least 2.5.5 and preferably the newest release available before the end of extended support.
ESX Server versions 3.0.0 and prior to 2.5.4 are no longer in Extended Support. Users should upgrade to a supported version of the product.
The VMware Infrastructure Support Life Cycle Policy can be found here: www.vmware.com/support/policies/eos_vi.html
3. Problem description
Updated libxml2 package to address a denial of service flaw.
Thanks to the Google security team for identifying and reporting this issue.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-6284 to this issue.
Please review the Patch notes for your product and version and verify the md5sum of your downloaded file.
ESX 3.5 Patch ESX350-200803214-UG
VMware ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1003528
VMware ESX 3.0.1 patch ESX-1003521
ESX 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 6
ESX 2.5.4 Upgrade Patch 17
6. Change log
2008-03-28 VMSA-2008-0006 Initial release
2008-04-11 VMSA-2008-0006.1 Added patch information for
ESX 3.0.1, ESX 3.0.2, ESX 3.5
for patch release on 2008-04-10
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