Author Archive | Arron King

Tips for Patching Your VMware Environment for ShellShock

In September 2014, a vulnerability was discovered in the Bash shell (used in many Unix-based systems). This vulnerability revolves around remote code execution made possible by using specially crafted environment variables. If your environment is already running ESXi, you can breathe a little easier as ESXi uses a different shell and is not affected. However, […]

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HeartBleed Bug – Update Available for VMWare Software

Earlier this year, a vulnerability was discovered in a version of the cryptographic library called OpenSSL. This library is used by server platforms to encrypt information between the server and clients who use it. The vulnerability is referred to as the HeartBleed Bug. In the case of VMware, OpenSSL is used to protect communication between […]

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