VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi-6.5.0-20180501001s-standard
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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi-6.5.0-20180501001s-standard


Article ID: 325226


Updated On:


VMware vSphere ESXi


Profile NameESXi-6.5.0-20180501001s-standard
BuildFor build information, see KB 53097.
VendorVMware, Inc.
Release DateMay 3, 2018
Acceptance LevelPartnerSupported
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
Affected VIBs
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-1.47.8285314
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-1.47.7823008
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-1.47.8285314
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-1.47.7823009
  • VMware_locker_tools-light_6.5.0-1.47.8285314
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-ui_1.27.1-7909286
PRs Fixed1827139, 2011288, 1964481
Related CVE numbersN/A


Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the following issues:

  • This fix improves internal error handling to prevent ESXi host failures, caused by sfcbd or other daemon processes.

  • The glibc package has been updated to address CVE-2017-15804, CVE-2017-15670, CVE-2016-4429, CVE-2015-8779, CVE-2015-8778, CVE-2014-9761 and CVE-2015-8776.

  • The SQLite database is updated to version 3.20.1 to resolve a security issue with identifier CVE-2017-10989.

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.