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Release Date: MAY 28, 2020

Build Details

Download Filename: ESXi650-202005001.zip
Build: 16207673
Download Size: 343.3 MB
md5sum: 273fbaf2d20172ad0b6f61f11933d38b
sha1checksum: 08cc768779b7f6a0805cbae5953d034f380ab626
Host Reboot Required: Yes
Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi650-202005401-SG Security 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
ESXi650-202005001 Security 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-6.5.0-20200504001-standard
ESXi-6.5.0-20200504001-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.

ESXi650-202005401-SG
Patch Category Security
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_vsanhealth_6.5.0-3.126.15965596
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-3.126.16207673
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-3.126.16207673
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-3.126.15965595
PRs Fixed  N/A
Related CVE numbers CVE-2020-3958 

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

  • ESXi has a denial-of-service vulnerability in the shader functionality. Attackers with non-administrative access to a virtual machine might exploit this issue to fail the VMX process of the virtual machine, leading to a denial of service condition. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3958 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2020-0011.

ESXi-6.5.0-20200504001-standard
Profile Name ESXi-6.5.0-20200504001-standard
Build For build information, see the top of the page.
Vendor VMware, Inc.
Release Date May 28, 2020
Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
Affected VIBs
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-3.126.15965596
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-3.126.16207673
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-3.126.16207673
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-3.126.15965595
PRs Fixed N/A
Related CVE numbers CVE-2020-3958 
  • ESXi has a denial-of-service vulnerability in the shader functionality. Attackers with non-administrative access to a virtual machine might exploit this issue to fail the VMX process of the virtual machine, leading to a denial of service condition. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3958 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2020-0011.

ESXi-6.5.0-20200504001-no-tools
Profile Name ESXi-6.5.0-20200504001-no-tools
Build For build information, see the top of the page.
Vendor VMware, Inc.
Release Date May 28, 2020
Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
Affected VIBs
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.5.0-3.126.15965596
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-tboot_6.5.0-3.126.16207673
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.5.0-3.126.16207673
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.5.0-3.126.15965595
PRs Fixed N/A
Related CVE numbers CVE-2020-3958 
  • ESXi has a denial-of-service vulnerability in the shader functionality. Attackers with non-administrative access to a virtual machine might exploit this issue to fail the VMX process of the virtual machine, leading to a denial of service condition. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2020-3958 to this issue. For more information, see VMSA-2020-0011.