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Security Update:VMWare Released Critical Update for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) and an Important Update for ESXi

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:20

Reason

Security Update

Impact

VMWare vSphere Data Protection and ESXi Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

VMWare has released security update to address a Critical vulnerability in vSphere Data Protection and an Important vulnerability in ESXI.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to:

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • vSphere Data Protection (VDP)
  • ESXi 5.5
  • ESXi 6.0

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Successful exploitation of the most severe vulnerability may allow an unauthorized remote attacker to log into the appliance with root privileges.

 

HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

VMware recommends customers to review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support, updates may be obtained through:

 

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