Source: Information Week
In this article “Hypervisors–such as VMware ESXi and Xen–provide the platform on which virtualized guest operating systems run, and are therefore a core component of any business’s virtual infrastructure. But they’re also apotential security weak point. A 2010 study from IBM, notably, found that 35% of all vulnerabilities in a virtualized environment could be traced to the hypervisor.
Iain Mulholland, director of the VMware Security Response Center, said in a Monday blog post that the company’s security team had confirmed that a file containing VMware ESX source code had been published. He promised that VMware would update its customers as it learned more.”