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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201603101-SG: Updates esx-base (2142192)

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Release date: Mar 15, 2016

Patch Category Security
Patch Severity Important
Build For build information, see KB 2142184.
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included VMware:esx-base:6.0.0-1.31.3568943
PRs Fixed 1519560, 1538431, 1555277, 1561776, 1580823, 1600284, 1607985
Related CVE numbers NA


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the esx-base VIB to resolve the following issues:

  • When you modify the configuration to enable or disable TLS protocols using host profile, the changes are not retained after a host reboot and cannot be auto deployed on other hosts.

  • The ESXi NTP package is updated to version 4.2.8p4.

  • The zlib version is updated to version 1.2.8.

  • The OpenSSH version is updated to 7.1p1.

  • The libPNG library is updated to libpng-1.6.20.

  • Attempts to perform vMotion might fail after you upgrade from ESXi 5.0 or 5.1 to 6.0 Update 1 or later releases. An error message similar to the following is displayed in the vmware.log file:

    failed to add memory page 0x201 to VM: Bad parameter

  • The IO Filter VASA Provider (iofiltervip) reads and combines the certificate and private key files to generate the pem file. If the certificate file does not end with a new line an invalid pem file is created which OpenSSL does not recognize. This in turn results in an error which prevents iofiltervp from initializing.

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware vSphere 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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