VMware Security Advisory: VMSA-2014-0002

Updated Security Advisory, this one relates to some third party advisories. but please note that it does include a critical status!!, however that said, there is currently nothing you can do about the issue unless you are running vCenter 5.5, the update to the latest version “Update 1”.

The issue relates to a possible DDoS attack on the NTP Service and I advise you to read KB2070193 for full information on the vulnerability and remediation approaches.

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VMware Security Advisory – VMSA-2010-0015

it is the time of the week for the security advisories again,  one interesting thing of note is that for the first time ESX 2.x.x is not even considered, and also VMware Server has been dropped from the list of Hosted platforms.

Also note the warning about ESX 3.0.3 as its EOL is nigh.

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Possible Issues with June Microsoft Security Updates

There have been reports that a couple of Microsoft security updates for the month of June are causing some issues with VMware vCenter, the main one is KB 980773 – this is an update to DotNet.  While I am in the process of rebuilding my test lab this will be something I will defiantly test out prior to updating our production vCenter server this month.  For a little more information of the subject, there is a small discussion going on the VMware forums regarding this issue, this should be a decent source of information until more is discovered later on.  http://communities.vmware.com/message/1549225