Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sophos UTM manager (SUM): 4.307-4 released

Martin 30/01/2018

Sophos has just released a minor update for SUM today: It’s GA so it will come directly to your SUM installation: Up2Date 4.307004 package description: Remark: System will be rebooted News: Maintenance Release Bugfixes: Fix [NSU-252]: [accd] SUM not allowing notifications to be pushed to the UTM Fix [NSU-254]: [accd] Auto-deploy definitions are not auto-deployed RPM packages contained: fhtagn-160-13.g19be518.i686.rpm u2d-tib-9-14488.i686.rpm cm-chroot-accd-4.28-184.g28dd971.i686.rpm ep-release-4.307-4.noarch.rpm

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VMWARE: VCSA 6.5 resetting update manager database

Martin 10/01/2018

When triyng to scan og remediate hosts, you may get errors saying that hosts cannot be updated in the event log, but nothing more, a quick and easy fix is to reset the update manage db and the patch store: Cautions: The following is a destructive task. Ensure you have working backups and/or snapshots of the vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 before proceeding. Connect to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 via SSH Run the shell command to switch… VMWARE: VCSA 6.5 resetting update manager database

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VMWARE: Cannot update host with ESXCLI due to error OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

Martin 10/01/2018

When updating a ESXI HOST with esxcli, you may get this: Running command: esxcli software profile update -p ESXi-6.5.0-20180104001-standard \ -d https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/vmw-depot-index.xml Output: [InstallationError] Failed updating the bootloader: Execution of command /usr/lib/vmware/bootloader-installer/install-bootloader failed: non-zero code returned return code: 1 output: ERROR: ld.so: object ‘/lib/libMallocArenaFix.so’ from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored. Traceback (most recent call last): File “/usr/lib/vmware/bootloader-installer/install-bootloader”, line 238, in <module> main() File “/usr/lib/vmware/bootloader-installer/install-bootloader”, line 208, in main if isInstaller(): File “/usr/lib/vmware/bootloader-installer/install-bootloader”, line 199, in… VMWARE: Cannot update host with ESXCLI due to error OSError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

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VMWARE: Meltdown and Spectre

Martin 09/01/2018

Due to the new CPU bug, memory can be read by criminals, therefore update your OS and virtuel environments: Relevant Products VMware vSphere ESXi (ESXi) VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation) excluded Workstation version 14 VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion) excluded Fusion 10 Solution VMware vSphere 6.5: apply patch ESXi650-201712101-SG (released on Dec, 19th 2017) VMware vSphere 6.0: apply patch ESXi600-201711101-SG VMware vSphere 5.5: apply patch ESXi550-201709101-SG (this patch has remediation against CVE-2017-5715 but not against… VMWARE: Meltdown and Spectre

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