VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201602401-SG: Updates esx-base
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VMware ESXi 6.0, Patch ESXi600-201602401-SG: Updates esx-base


Article ID: 328761


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Release date: Feb 23, 2016

Patch Category Security
Patch SeverityCritical
BuildFor build information, see KB 2144054.
Host Reboot RequiredYes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown RequiredYes
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
VIBs IncludedVMware:esx-base:6.0.0-1.29.3568940
PRs Fixed1607884
Related CVE numbersCVE-2015-7547


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the ESXi glibc package to resolve a security issue.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2015-7547 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.

Additional Information

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