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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201703101-SG: Updates: esx-base, vsan, vsanhealth VIBs (2148991)

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Release date: Mar 9, 2017

Patch Category Security
Patch SeverityCritical
BuildFor build information, see KB 2148989.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-0.11.5146843
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-0.11.5146843
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-0.11.5146843
PRs Fixed1746536, 1782662, 1795668
Related CVE numbersNA


Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • Python library is updated to version 3.5.3
  • The ESXi userworld libcurl library is updated to libcurl-7.51.0
  • The ESXi NTP package is updated to version 4.2.8p9

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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