Release date: December 15, 2011
|Build||For build information see KB 2007680|
|Vendor||VMware, Inc |
|October 31, 2011|
|PRs Fixed||730045, 746126, 746703, 759459, 710385, 725598, 730074, 730103, 739387, 740224, 745747, 750309, 736768, 745789 and 753484|
|Related CVE numbers||CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2010-0296, CVE-2011-0536, CVE-2011-1071, CVE-2011-1095, CVE-2011-1658 and CVE-2011-1659|
Summaries and Symptoms
This image profile updates the esx-base, tools-light, net-e1000, net-e1000e, misc-drivers, and net-be2net VIBs to resolve multiple issues.
- The updated esx-base VIB resolves the following issues:
- The updated tools-light VIB updates the pre-built kernel driver modules for Ubuntu 10.04.3, Ubuntu 11.04, and Ubuntu 11.10. In addition, it also resolves the following issues:
- When VMware Tools installed on a Windows XP virtual machine running on an ESXi 5.0 host patched with ESXi500-201109001 is upgraded using the automatic upgrade option, a warning message similar to the following might be displayed in the Software Installation window of the virtual machine:
The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.
This issue also occurs when VMware Tools is installed by using the Install/Upgrade Tools option and selecting the complete mode, or custom mode with LSI driver selected.
- When vShield Endpoint driver is installed using the VMware Tools installer, the Endpoint driver might fail to load (before the virtual machine is rebooted) as it is installed before the VMCI driver is installed and loaded. This issue is resolved by installing the VMCI driver before installing the Endpoint driver.
- When a virtual machine with Windows 2003 guest operating system is installed with a Windows XP display driver model (XPDM) driver, the virtual machine might stop responding with a malloc() in vmx_fb.dll error and fails with a blue screen and STOP 8E vmx_fb.dll error.
This VIB updates the VMware display driver version to 220.127.116.11.
- VMXNET 3 driver versions 18.104.22.168-k to 22.214.171.124-k fail to activate the device if the number of vCPUs that you assign to a virtual machine is not a power of two. You might see an error message similar to the following while running the demsg command:
Failed to activate dev eth0:error 1
An error message similar to the following might be written to vmware.log:
VMXNET3 user: failed to activate Ethernet1 with status 0xbad0007
- The updated net-e1000 and net-e1000e VIBs resolve a security issue in the e1000 and e1000e Linux drivers for Intel PRO/1000 adapters that allows a remote attacker to bypass packet filters and send manipulated packets.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-4536 to this issue.
- The updated misc-drivers VIB resolves an issue where if software FCoE drivers are used with NICs that support partial FCoE offload, the ESXi host might fail to boot on Cisco's UCS rack-mount servers and stops responding with a backtrace similar to the following on the purple screen:
#0 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
#1 0x000041801763f8f9 in fcoe_ctlr_l2_link_ok (work=0x410013404eb0) at vmkdrivers/src_9/drivers/scsi/fcoe/libfcoe.c:1419
#2 fcoe_ctlr_timer_work (work=0x410013404eb0) at vmkdrivers/src_9/drivers/scsi/fcoe/libfcoe.c:1460
#3 0x000041801744e98d in vmklnx_workqueue_callout (data=)
#4 0x0000418016c611d8 in helpFunc (data=) at bora/vmkernel/main/helper.c:3213
#5 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
- The updated net-be2net VIB resolves an issue where, when using vSphere 5.0 with Emulex BE2/BE3 NICs (be2net driver) in a HP FlexFabric/Flex-10 or IBM Virtual Fabric Adapter (VFA) environment, connectivity may not work properly on Windows VMs or the server when VLANs are configured.
- The six VIBs that are updated with this image profile are listed in the table above.
- The VMware tools installer of 32-bit Ubuntu 11.10 might not be able to install pre-built kernel modules, so it searches for gcc and kernel headers in order to compile kernel modules. Ensure that gcc and kernel headers are installed in Ubuntu 11.10 system before installing VMware tools.
This issue does not exist with 64-bit Ubuntu 11.10.
- For Ubuntu 11.10 with generic-pae kernel, the Operating System Specific Package (OSP) name of VMware Tools isvmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.0.0-12.20-generic-pae.
For example, to install VMware Tools OSP you need to use the command sudo apt-get install vmware-tools-esx-kmods-3.0.0-12.20-generic-pae.
- When installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu 11.10 or Ubuntu 1.04, the authentication of the VMware Tools packages might fail. Enter y to proceed with the installation of the packages without authentication.
- This image profile enables support for Mac OS X 10.7 and Mac OS X 10.7.1.
Mac OS X 10.7.2 is not supported by this patch release.
Based on VMware KB 2009330