VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201801301-BG - Updates esx-base VIB
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VMware ESXi 5.5, Patch Release ESXi550-201801301-BG - Updates esx-base VIB


Article ID: 325291


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VMware vSphere ESXi


NOTE: This bulletin is not applicable to the hosts that are already mitigated with ESXi550-201801401-BG. For more information, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52237.

Release date: January 22, 2018

Patch CategoryBugfix
Patch SeverityImportant
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_5.5.0-3.107.7618464
PRs Fixed 2034149, 2035185
Related CVE numbersCVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753


VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5


Summaries and Symptoms

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

  • This ESXi patch provides hypervisor-specific mitigations for CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715. For more details, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0002.

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware 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 Examplesand the vSphere Upgrade Guide.