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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi650-201703410-SG: Updates esx-base, vsanhealth, vsan VIBs (2149573)

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Details

Release date: Mar 28, 2017

Patch Category Security
Patch SeverityCritical
BuildFor build information, see KB 2149572.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-0.15.5224529
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-0.15.5224529
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-0.15.5224529
PRs FixedN/A
Related CVE numbersCVE-2017-4902, CVE-2017-4903, CVE-2017-4904, CVE-2017-4905

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • ESXi has a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. These issues may allow a guest VM to execute code on the host. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2017-4902 (heap issue) and CVE-2017-4903 (stack issue) to these issues.

  • The ESXi XHCI controller has uninitialized memory usage. This issue may allow a guest VM to execute code on the host. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4904 to this issue.

  • ESXi has uninitialized memory usage. This issue may lead to an information leak. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4905 to this issue.

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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