VMware GSX Server and ESX Server OpenSSL vulnerability patches
From: VMware (vmware-security-alert_at_vmware.com)
Date: 31 Oct 2003 18:58:59 -0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org('binary' encoding is not supported, stored as-is)
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These VMware server products use a version of OpenSSL for securing remote
management connections that has known vulnerabilities that can expose
systems to denial of service attacks:
- VMware GSX Server 2.5.1 (for Windows and Linux systems) build 5336 and
- VMware ESX Server 2.0 build 5257 and earlier
- VMware ESX Server 1.5.2 (all versions)
Certain ASN.1 encodings and tag values can cause stack corruption and out
of bounds reads in OpenSSL that can be exploited in denial of service
attacks. For details, see
VMware GSX Server 2.5.1 (for Windows and Linux systems) build 5336,
VMware ESX Server 2.0 build 5257 and ESX Server 1.5.2 (all versions)
install OpenSSL version 0.9.7b as part of the Management Interface,
Remote Console, and Scripting API packages. OpenSSL version 0.9.7b is
subject to the above vulnerabilities.
VMware has made OpenSSL patches available to correct the reported
vulnerabilities. These patches update GSX Server and ESX Server systems
and remote console clients with OpenSSL version 0.9.7c.
VMware stongly urges GSX Server and ESX Server customers to apply the
OpenSSL patches as soon as possible.
GSX Server patch installation instructions are at:
ESX Server patch installation instructions are at:
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