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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-200808406-SG: Security Update to the Perl Package of the Service Console

Details

Release Date: 18-Sep-2008
Document Last Updated: 18-Sep-2008

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Download Filename: 
ESX350-200808406-SG.zip 
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Product VersionsESX 3.5
Patch ClassificationSecurity
SupersedesESX350-200712404-SG
ESX350-200802304-SG
RequiresESX350-200808408-BG
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredNo
Host Reboot RequiredNo
PRs Fixed289418
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
RPMs Includedperl-5.8.0-98.EL3
Related CVE numbersCVE-2008-1927

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch fixes a flaw in Perl's regular expression engine with Unicode characters, which might trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl.  

Based on VMware KB 1005815


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