[Security-announce] Updated VMSA-2008-0006.1 Updated libxml2 service console package

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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
http://download3.vmware.com/software/esx/ESX350-200803214-UG.zip
md5sum: 9ff7b416afed3acfbfbb5d1d63ca5060
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003721

VMware ESX 3.0.2 patch ESX-1003528
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1003528.tgz
md5sum: 930b4a7b0084b6875e346007257e82aa
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003528

VMware ESX 3.0.1 patch ESX-1003521
http://download3.vmware.com/software/vi/ESX-1003521.tgz
md5sum: 54ac44402252128042c8325c4c1b63b2
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003521

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

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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