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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201611101-SG: Updates esx-base, vsanhealth, vsan VIBs (2146990)

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Release date: Nov 22, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Patch Category Security
Patch SeverityCritical
BuildFor build information, see KB 2146984.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware:esx-base:6.0.0-2.49.4558694
  • VMware:vsan:6.0.0-2.49.4527720
  • VMware:vsanhealth:6.0.0-3000000.3.0.2.49.4527721
PRs Fixed1456001, 1573632, 1615920, 1623984, 1648271, 1675231, 1704190, 1716501
Related CVE numbersNA

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the esx-base, vsanhealth, andvsan VIBs to resolve the following issues:

  • When you upgrade an ESXi host, which does not have the SSL certificate available, to ESXi Patch Release, ESXi600-201611001, and then add the SSL certificate, you will need restart the Syslog service manually by executing the following command:

    esxcli system syslog reload

  • The ECDHE cipher suite is enabled by default for the iofiltervp service.

  • The OpenSSL library is updated to version 1.0.1t.

  • The libPNG library is updated to libpng-1.6.24.

  • The ESXi userworld libxml2 library is updated to version 2.9.4.

  • The ESXi NTP package is updated to version 4.2.8p8.

  • The OpenSSH version is updated to 7.3p1.

  • The third-party Python library is updated to version 2.7.12.

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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