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VMware ESXi 5.5 Patch Image Profile ESXi-5.5.0-20140301001s-standard (2065828)

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Release date: March 11, 2014

Profile Name
For build information, see KB 2065832.
VMware, Inc.
Release Date
March 11, 2014
Acceptance Level
Affected Hardware
Affected Software
Affected VIBs
VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.5.0-0.14.1598313, VMware_locker_tools-light_5.5.0-0.14.1598313
PRs Fixed
1078952, 1119676, 1167690, 1174397
Related CVE numbers
CVE-2013-4332, CVE-2013-5211

For more information on patch and update classification, see KB 2014447. To search for available patches, see the Patch Manager Download Portal.


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the esx-base and tools-light VIBs to resolve the following issues:

  • PR 1078952: The ESXi userworld libxslt package is updated.

  • PR 1119676: The ESXi glibc-2.5 package is updated to resolve a security issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2013-4332 to this issue.

  • PR 1167690: The NTP daemon is updated to resolve a security issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project ( has assigned the name CVE-2013-5211 to this issue.
    Note: A workaround for this issue is documented in KB 2070193.

  • PR 1174397: This is updated to address a stability issue.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table above.

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches 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.

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