VMware has announced that it has started shipping patches for its products that have been impacted by the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.
“VMware is acutely aware of the seriousness of the Heartbleed vulnerability, and all available resources are being directed toward a resolution amidst this industry-wide situation,” they noted, and added that they plan to release updated products and patches for all affected products by April 19th.
If you’re not sure whether a VMware product or service you use is vulnerable or not, check out the lists provided in the VMware Knowledge Base.
The company has also provided a security advisory that will be updated for each product release. Currently only patches for the various versions of Horizon Workspace Server have been provided.
I trust that VMware’s developers are working as fast as they can to resolve the issue, and I know that some things can’t be helped, but the fact that most western countries celebrate the Easter holidays the upcoming week-end is likely to affect the timely and effective deployment of patches in corporate settings.
Let’s hope that they have overestimated the time needed to push out the fixes.