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VMware Updates

VMware released one new security advisory, and updated 2 older once.

New: VMSA-2012-0013 [1]

The update affects vCenter (and Update Manager) 4.1 without Update 3, as well as ESX/ESXi. It patches a number of open source components that are included as part of VMware: Apache struts, popt/rpm, glibc, libxm2, Perl, OpenSSL, JRE and the Linux Kernel.

An interesting update is the update of Java, which is included in ESX. Some of the older versions of ESX and vCenter still use Java 1.5, which was left out of the recent issues. However, for those VMware products that do use Java 1.6, only update 31 is provided. As of yesterday, Update 35 is "current". 


VMSA-2012-0005.2 [2]:  Added Windows 7 information
VMSA-2012-0012.1 [3]: included information about vSphere 4.1 U3



Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute

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Aug 31st 2012

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