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VMware Releases Security Advisory VMSA-0008-0015

September 19th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

VMware has released a Security Advisory indicating it has updated the ESXi and ESX 3.5 packages to address a vulnerability in “openwsman”. This vulnerability is due to several buffer overflow conditions in the handling of HTTP basic authentication headers. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on the host running ESXi or ESX.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-0008-0015 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

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