Service Console kernel: Update Fix Stack Pointer Underflow Vulnerability

Users of Service Console kernel please be advised of an update fix stack pointer underflow vulnerability that has been identified.
To view this vulnerability, possible remedies, and others please check out the Security Advisories at Critical Watch (

VMSA-2010-0017: [VMSA-2010-0017] VMware ESX third party update for Service Console kernel
Problem Description

a. Service Console OS update for COS kernel package.

This patch updates the Service Console kernel to fix a stack

pointer underflow issue in the 32-bit compatibility layer.

Exploitation of this issue could allow a local user to gain

additional privileges.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (

has assigned the name CVE-2010-3081 to this issue.