VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201709101-SG: Updates esx-base VIB
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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch ESXi550-201709101-SG: Updates esx-base VIB


Article ID: 325249


Updated On:


VMware vSphere ESXi


Release date: September 14, 2017

Patch CategorySecurity
Patch SeverityCritical
BuildFor build information, see KB 2150882.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.5.0-3.103.6480267
PRs Fixed1538414, 1769520, 1826010, 1826928, 1878983
Related CVE numbersNA


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


·The OpenSSL package is updated to version openssl-1.0.2k.

·The ESXi Network Time Protocol (NTP) package version is updated to ntp-4.2.8p9.

·The libPNG library is updated to libpng-1.6.29.

·The Python library is updated to version 2.7.13.

·The Pixman library is updated to version 0.35.1.


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 Broadcom Support 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.