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VMware ESXi 6.5, Patch Release ESXi650-201905001

Release Date: MAY 14, 2019

Download Filename:

ESXi650-201905001.zip

Build:

13635690

Download Size:

320.2 MB

md5sum:

c0cf400755b4e522d0fb70296331b9fc

sha1checksum:

b508f06195d1fc917d113289fced0785fb04e689

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi650-201905401-BG Bugfix Important
ESXi650-201905402-BG Bugfix Important

Rollup Bulletin

This rollup bulletin contains the latest VIBs with all the fixes since the initial release of ESXi 6.5.

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi650-201905001 Bugfix Important

Image Profiles

VMware patch and update releases contain general and critical image profiles. Application of the general release image profile applies to new bug fixes.

Image Profile Name
ESXi-6.5.0-20190504001-standard
ESXi-6.5.0-20190504001-no-tools

For more information about the individual bulletins, see the Download Patches page and the Resolved Issues section.

Patch Download and Installation

The typical way to apply patches to ESXi hosts is through the VMware vSphere Update Manager. For details, see the About 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 more information, see the vSphere Command-Line Interface Concepts and Examples and the vSphere Upgrade Guide.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

ESXi650-201905401-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-2.88.13111446
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-2.88.13111447
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
PRs Fixed  N/A
Related CVE numbers CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091

This patch updates the esx-base, esx-tboot, vsan and vsanhealth VIBs to resolve the following issue:

  • ESXi 650-201905001 supports Hypervisor-Specific Mitigations and Hypervisor-Assisted Guest Mitigations for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities identified by CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, and CVE-2019-11091. For more information, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2019-0008.

    NOTE: At the time of this publication updated Sandy Bridge DT/EP Microcode Updates (MCUs) had not yet been provided to VMware. Customers on this microarchitecture may request MCUs from their hardware vendor in the form of a BIOS update. This microcode will be included in future releases of ESXi.

ESXi650-201905402-BG
Patch Category Bugfix
Patch Severity Important
Host Reboot Required Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required Yes
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
VIBs Included
  • VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
PRs Fixed  N/A
Related CVE numbers CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, CVE-2019-11091

This patch updates the cpu-microcode VIB to resolve the following issue.

  • ESXi 650-201905001 supports Hypervisor-Specific Mitigations and Hypervisor-Assisted Guest Mitigations for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities identified by CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, and CVE-2019-11091. For more information, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2019-0008.

    NOTE: At the time of this publication updated Sandy Bridge DT/EP Microcode Updates (MCUs) had not yet been provided to VMware. Customers on this microarchitecture may request MCUs from their hardware vendor in the form of a BIOS update. This microcode will be included in future releases of ESXi.

ESXi-6.5.0-20190504001-standard
Profile Name ESXi-6.5.0-20190504001-standard
Build For build information, see the top of the page.
Vendor VMware, Inc.
Release Date May 14, 2019
Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
Affected VIBs
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-2.88.13111446
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-2.88.13111447
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
  • VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
PRs Fixed N/A
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the following issue:

ESXi-6.5.0-20190504001-no-tools
Profile Name ESXi-6.5.0-20190504001-no-tools
Build For build information, see the top of the page.
Vendor VMware, Inc.
Release Date May 14, 2019
Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
Affected VIBs
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-2.88.13111446
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-2.88.13111447
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
  • VMware_bootbank_cpu-microcode_6.5.0-2.88.13635690
PRs Fixed N/A
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the following issue: