[Security-announce] VMSA-2008-0006 Updated libxml2 service console package

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Advisory ID:       VMSA-2008-0006
Synopsis:          Updated libxml2 service console package
Issue date:        2008-03-28
Updated on:        2008-03-28 (initial release of advisory)
CVE number:        CVE-2007-6284
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1. Summary:

~   Updated libxml2 package addresses a security issue.

2. Relevant releases:

~   VMware ESX 2.5.5 before Upgrade Patch 6
~   VMware ESX 2.5.4 before Upgrade Patch 17

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 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 2.5.5 Upgrade Patch 6
http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.5-78667-upgrade.tar.gz
md5sum:   b4d5e98cc175a507e8f89d9c7b993e2c
http://vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-255-200803-patch.html

ESX 2.5.4 Upgrade Patch 17
http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/esx-2.5.4-78717-upgrade.tar.gz
md5sum:   827406844dacba92f695980f49119465
http://vmware.com/support/esx25/doc/esx-254-200803-patch.html

5. References:

~   CVE numbers
~   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-6284

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