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VMSA-2010-0018: VMware hosted products and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues

"1. Summary

VMware hosted products and ESX patches resolve multiple security

2. Relevant releases

VMware Workstation 7.1.1 and earlier,
VMware Workstation 6.5.4 and earlier,
VMware Player 3.1.1 and earlier,
VMware Player 2.5.4 and earlier,

VMware Fusion 3.1.1 and earlier,

APPLE-SA-2010-11-18-1 Safari 5.0.3 and Safari 4.1.3

Safari 5.0.3 and Safari 4.1.3 is now available and fix various security
vulnerabilities including: unexpected application termination, arbitrary
code execution, surreptitious user tracking, disclosure of image data,
location bar address spoofing, location bar arbitrary history insertion,
undesired DNS prefetching.

OpenSSL buffer overflow vulnerability

"All versions of OpenSSL supporting TLS extensions contain this
vulnerability including OpenSSL 0.9.8f through 0.9.8o, 1.0.0, 1.0.0a

Any OpenSSL based TLS server is vulnerable if it is multi-threaded and
uses OpenSSL's internal caching mechanism. Servers that are
multi-process and/or disable internal session caching are NOT affected.

Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

"Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader 9.4 (and
earlier versions) for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.4
(and earlier 9.x versions) for Windows and Macintosh. These
vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially
allow an attacker to take control of the affected system."

VLC Media Player 1.1.5 fixes Windows vulnerability

"The VideoLAN Project developers have announced the release of version
1.1.5 of their VLC Media Player, a free open source cross-platform
multimedia player for various audio and video formats. The latest
maintenance and security update includes various translation updates,
several bug fixes and addresses a Windows only security issue.

APPLE-SA-2010-11-10-1 Mac OS X v10.6.5 and Security Update 2010-007

Mac OSX security updates mitigate several vulnerabilities, including
unexpected service shutdown, arbitrary code execution, remote
information disclosure, XSS, and more.

It is recommended that Mac OSX users upgrade to this latest patch release.