Veeam Backup & Replication v11a supports VMware vSphere 8.0

Hot on the heels of VMware Explore Europe, Veeam announced its support for VMware vSphere 8.0.   About VMware vSphere 8.0 vSphere is VMware’s advanced server virtualization solution, consisting of ESXi (the core virtualization product that is installed on host machines – a type 1 hypervisor) and vCenter Server (the solution to manage multiple ESXi hosts … Continue reading "Veeam Backup & Replication v11a supports VMware vSphere 8.0"

VMware finally addresses an important privilege escalation vulnerability in vCenter Server (VMSA-2021-0025)

This week, VMware released an update that finally addresses a vulnerability in vCenter Server. Since November 2021, this vulnerability could be used to compromise vCenter Server installations and the ESXi host they manage. Note:  The vulnerability exists in VMware Cloud Foundation, too.   About vCenter Server VMware vCenter Server, formerly known as VirtualCenter, is the … Continue reading "VMware finally addresses an important privilege escalation vulnerability in vCenter Server (VMSA-2021-0025)"

VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3c’s cURL version is vulnerable

On January 27th, 2022, VMware released vSphere 7.0 Update 3c. While this much anticipated update to ESXi 7.0 Update 3 addresses a wide range of critical issues, it also – unfortunately – leaves a gap. EARLIER WITH VSPHERE 7 UPDATE 3… In November 2021, VMware took the unprecedented step to retract the ESXi 7 Update … Continue reading "VMware ESXi 7.0 Update 3c’s cURL version is vulnerable"

VMware vSphere 7 Update 3c is now available, accompanied by vCenter Server 7 Update 3c with Log4J fixes

For all virtualization admins, running VMware vSphere, a new stable release of vSphere 7 Update 3 is now available. Additionally, the vCenter Server that is part of this release addresses the Apache Log4j critical security vulnerabilities found in this product. Earlier with vSphere 7 Update 3… In November 2021, VMware took the unprecedented step to … Continue reading "VMware vSphere 7 Update 3c is now available, accompanied by vCenter Server 7 Update 3c with Log4J fixes"

VMSA-2021-0027 updates for VMware vCenter Server 6.5 and 6.7 address two vSphere Web Client vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-21980 and CVE-2021-22049)

Earlier this week, VMware released an update that addresses an arbitrary file read vulnerability in the vSphere Web Client (CVE-2021-21980) and an SSRF vulnerability in the vSphere Web Client (CVE-2021-22049). These two vulnerabilities can be used to compromise virtual Domain Controllers running on VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 and vSphere ESXi 6.7. About the vulnerabilities arbitrary … Continue reading "VMSA-2021-0027 updates for VMware vCenter Server 6.5 and 6.7 address two vSphere Web Client vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-21980 and CVE-2021-22049)"

VMware has recalled all released versions of vSphere 7.0 Update 3

VMware’s vSphere ESXi 7.0 U3, U3a, and U3b and VMware vCenter 7.0 U3b are no longer available for download due to several critical issues identified in them. Issues experienced in the field Organizations running vSphere 7.0 Update 3 have reported the following critical issues: ESXi 7.0 Update 3 hosts can experience a PSOD when virtual … Continue reading "VMware has recalled all released versions of vSphere 7.0 Update 3"

VMWare fixes an important privilege escalation vulnerability in vCenter Server (VMSA-2021-0025)

This week, VMware released an update that addresses a vulnerability in vCenter Server. This vulnerability can be used to compromise vCenter Server installations and the ESXi host they manage. Note:The vulnerability exists in VMware Cloud Foundation, too. About vCenter Server VMware vCenter Server, formerly known as VirtualCenter, is the centralized management tool for the vSphere … Continue reading "VMWare fixes an important privilege escalation vulnerability in vCenter Server (VMSA-2021-0025)"

Support for vSphere 6.5 and vSphere 6.7 ends in one year

On October 18th, 2016, VMware announced vSphere 6.5 focusing on a simplified experience and improving security features. Today, we're seeing one year of support left for this great product that has served so many organizations well.   vSphere 6.5 To me, vSphere 6.5 was a milestone release. Sure, it didn't have the appeal as other … Continue reading "Support for vSphere 6.5 and vSphere 6.7 ends in one year"

VMware fixes 19 vulnerabilities in vCenter Server (VMSA-2021-0020)

Today, VMware released an update that addresses nineteen vulnerabilities in vCenter Server. These two vulnerabilities can be used to compromise vCenter Server installations and the ESXi host they manage. Note: The vulnerabilities exist in VMware Cloud Foundation, too.   About vCenter Server VMware vCenter Server, formerly known as VirtualCenter, is the centralized management tool for … Continue reading "VMware fixes 19 vulnerabilities in vCenter Server (VMSA-2021-0020)"