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                       ESB-2008.0326 -- [VMware ESX]
                  Updated libxml2 service console package
                               14 April 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              VMware ESX 2.5.5 before Upgrade Patch 6
                      VMware ESX 2.5.4 before Upgrade Patch 17
Publisher:            VMware
Operating System:     VMWare ESX Server
Impact:               Denial of Service
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2007-6284

Ref:                  ESB-2008.0043

Revision History:     April 14 2008: Added patch information for
                                     ESX 3.0.1, ESX 3.0.2, ESX 3.5 for 
                                     patch release on 2008-04-10
                      March 31 2008: Initial Release

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~                   VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID:       VMSA-2008-0006.1
Synopsis:          Updated libxml2 service console package
Issue date:        2008-03-28
Updated on:        2008-04-11
CVE number:        CVE-2007-6284
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1. Summary:

~   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:  http://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.

4. Solution:

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
md5sum: 9ff7b416afed3acfbfbb5d1d63ca5060

VMware ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1003528
md5sum: 930b4a7b0084b6875e346007257e82aa

VMware ESX 3.0.1 patch ESX-1003521
md5sum: 54ac44402252128042c8325c4c1b63b2

ESX 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 6
md5sum:   b4d5e98cc175a507e8f89d9c7b993e2c

ESX 2.5.4 Upgrade Patch 17
md5sum:   827406844dacba92f695980f49119465

5. References:

CVE numbers

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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7. Contact:

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

~  * security-announce at lists.vmware.com
~  * bugtraq at securityfocus.com
~  * full-disclosure at lists.grok.org.uk

E-mail:  security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

Security web site

VMware security response policy

General support life cycle policy

VMware Infrastructure support life cycle policy

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