VMSA-2010-0010 : ESX 3.5 third-party update for Service Console kernel

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Synopsis :

The remote VMware ESX host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

a. Service Console update for COS kernel

The service console package kernel is updated to version 2.4.21-63.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2008-5029, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2009-1337,
CVE-2009-1385, CVE-2009-1895, CVE-2009-2848, CVE-2009-3002, and
CVE-2009-3547 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-63.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the names CVE-2009-2698, CVE-2009-2692 to the security
issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-60.

See also :

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000098.html

Solution :

Apply the missing patch.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true