VMWare: Three new patches


Patch ESX-1000073 for VMware ESX Server 3.0.1

Security Issues

This patch provides updates to the Kerberos network authentication packages provided in the VMware ESX Server Service Console. Possible vulnerabilities have been found with the krb5 telnet daemon, the Kerberos KDC, and kadmin. Although these features are not enabled in the Service Console by default, VMware recommends that all users apply this patch.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the names CVE-2007-0956, CVE-2007-0957, and CVE-2007-1216 to this issue.

Download the patch here: http://www.vmware.com/

Patch ESX-1000070 for VMware ESX Server 3.0.1

Resolved Issues

This patch provides the following:

  • This patch resolves time loss issue in Microsoft Windows 2000 SMP (multi-processor) virtual machines running applications that use the Windows Multimedia Timer service. Java applications typically fall into the category of applications that experience the time loss without this patch. The fix does not affect single-processor virtual machines.
  • A fix for an issue where using the 32-bit version of VMware tools in a 64-bit Solaris 10 virtual machine causes high CPU usage. Users of this patch on ESX Server hosts with Solaris 10 virtual machines with 64-bit VMware tools will still experience an error stating “vmware-toolbox-gtk: 1816): Gtk-WARNING **” since no 64-bit GTK is available, but will not experience the high CPU usage. Please refer to http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6456279 for more information on Solaris 10 and the GTK for 64-bit applications.
  • Pre-built modules (PBMs) to enable VMware tools to be installed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3 AS 64-bit virtual machines. Without this patch, the error “None of the pre-built vmmemctl modules for VMwaretools are suitable for your running kernel.” is seen when attmempting to install VMware tools in RHEL 3 AS 64-bit virtual machines.
  • Pre-built modules (PBMs) to enable VMware tools to be installed in Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 8 Kernel v2.4.21-306 and higher virtual machines.

Download the patch here: http://www.vmware.com/

Patch ESX-1000039 for VMware ESX Server 3.0.1

Resolved Issues

This patch provides the following:

  • Fixes an issue where ESX server fails to boot on HP servers, if a drive fails from the logical volume that’s not a part of the ESX boot environment.
  • Fixes an issue where extraneous warnings are logged in /var/log/messages of ESX Server hosts running HP Insight Manager version 7.7. The warning message is the following: vmkernel: 0:00:10:43.873 cpu0:1024)VMNIX: VmkDev 3293: dev=vmnic2 cmd=0x8946 ifr=dedc1eb4 status=0x2bacffa1.
  • Fixes an issue where some ESX Server hosts stop responding for between two and five minutes during a rescan operation and on occasion, the host will completely stop responding. The diagnosis of this issue is described in detail in KB 10229. Please refer to that knowledgebase article for more information on the diagnosis of the problem and for workarounds if you do not plan to apply this patch to fix the issue.
  • Fixes an issue where NetApp’s sanlun utility fails to get the required information from NetApp filers.
  • Fixes an issue found on HP Proliant DL 380 G5 systems where valid I/O requests were marked as attempts to overwrite the partition table. This caused the file system to become “read-only” while the ext3 file-system is configured on block devices that have extended partitions.

Download the patch here: http://www.vmware.com/

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