VMware ESXi 5.1, Patch ESXi510-201212102-SG: Updates tools-light (2035782)
Release date: December 20, 2012
|Build||For build information, see KB 2035775.|
|Host Reboot Required||No|
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||No|
|Related CVE numbers||CVE-2011-3048|
This patch updates the tools-light VIB and the libpng library to version libpng-1.2.49 to address a security vulnerability.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-3048 to this issue.
Patch Download and Installation
The typical way to apply patch bulletin to ESXi hosts is through the VMware Update Manager. For details, see the Installing and Administering VMware vSphere Update Manager.
ESXi hosts can be updated by manually downloading the patch ZIP file from the VMware download page and installing the VIB by using the esxcli software vib command. Additionally, the system can be updated using the image profile and the esxcli software profile command. For details, see the vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples and the vSphere Upgrade Guide.