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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch ESXi-6.5.0-20170304101-no-tools (2149575)

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Details

Profile Name
ESXi-6.5.0-20170304101-no-tools
Build
For build information, see KB 2149572.
Vendor
VMware, Inc.
Release Date
Mar 28, 2017
Acceptance Level
PartnerSupported
Affected Hardware
N/A
Affected Software
N/A
Affected VIBs
  • 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 Fixed
N/A
Related CVE numbers
CVE-2017-4902, CVE-2017-4903, CVE-2017-4904, CVE-2017-4905

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch resolves 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.

Deployment Considerations

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

Patch Download and Installation

An ESXi system can be updated using the image profile, by using the esxcli software profile command. For details, see the vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples and the VMware vSphere Upgrade Guide. ESXi hosts can also be updated by manually downloading the patch ZIP file from the Patch Manager Download Portal and installing the VIB by using the esxcli software vib command.

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