vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3u | 06 OCT, 2022 | ISO Build 20510539
vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Update 3u | 06 OCT, 2022 | ISO Build 20510539

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

Earlier Releases of vCenter Server 6.5

Features and known issues of vCenter Server are described in the release notes for each release. Release notes for earlier releases of vCenter Server 6.5 are:

For internationalization, compatibility, and installation notices, see the VMware vSphere 6.5 Release Notes.

For more information on vCenter Server supported upgrade and migration paths, please refer to VMware knowledge base article 67077.

Patches Contained in This Release

This release of vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3u delivers the following patches: 

NOTE: vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3u does not provide a security patch to update the JRE component of vCenter Server for Windows and Platform Services Controller for Windows. Instead, you must download the VMware-VIM-all-6.5.0-20510539.iso file from VMware Customer Connect. For more information, see Download the vCenter Server Installer for Windows.

Full Patch for VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 Update 3u

Product Patch for vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 containing VMware software fixes, security fixes, and Third Party Product fixes (for example: JRE and tcServer).

This patch is applicable to the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance.

For vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Appliances

Download Filename VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-
Build 20510539
Download Size 1718.8
md5sum c0664849beb81a889ab8bfd5fb44de37
sha256checksum 32a3e8b0881c5994a5e3fa223da833b9b02c8392167ac97d66f097c416843b4e

Download and Installation

To download the VMware vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3u patch from VMware Customer Connect, you must navigate to Products and Accounts > Product Patches. From the Select a Product drop-down menu, select VC and from the Select a Version drop-down menu, select 6.5.0, and click Search.

  1. Attach the VMware-vCenter-Server-Appliance-​ file to the vCenter Server Appliance CD or DVD drive.
  2. Log in to the appliance shell as root and run the commands given below:
    • To stage the ISO:

      software-packages stage --iso

    • To see the staged content:

      software-packages list --staged

    • To install the staged rpms:

      software-packages install --staged

For more information on patching the vCenter Server Appliance, see Patching the vCenter Server Appliance.

For more information on staging patches, see Stage Patches to vCenter Server Appliance.

For more information on installing patches, see Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches.

For issues resolved in this patch see Resolved Issues.

For Photon OS updates, see VMware vCenter Server Appliance Photon OS Security Patches

For more information on patching using the Appliance Management Interface, see Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface.

Resolved Issues

The resolved issues are grouped as follows.

Security Issues
  • This release resolves CVE-2022-31680. For more information on this vulnerability and its impact on VMware products, see VMSA-2022-0025.

  • vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3u provides the following security updates:
    • cURL is updated to version 7.84.0.
    • The Apache Tomcat server is updated to version 8.5.81.
    • The XStream library is updated to version 1.4.19.
    • The OpenSSL library is updated to version openssl- 1.0.2zf.
    • The Expat XML parser is updated to version 2.4.8.
    • The SQLite database is updated to version 3.39.0.
    • Jackson is updated to 2.12.7/2.13.2.
    • Jackson-databind is updated to 2.12.7/
    • Eclipse Jetty is updated to 9.4.48.v20220622.
    • The Struts2 Core framework is updated to 6.0.0.
    • The Oracle (Sun) JRE and JDK package is updated to version
Server Configuration Issues
  • Adding ESXi hosts to an Active Directory Domain by using the VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy service might fail

    Due to some additional permission checks from the vSphere Authentication Proxy service, adding an ESXi host to an Active Directory domain might fail. The issue is specific for vSphere Authentication Proxy configurations where some users do not have Domain Admins privileges on the Active Directory.

    This issue is resolved in this release. The fix reduces the user access checks by the vSphere Authentication Proxy service to only the required minimum.

vSAN Issues
  • You see vSAN health events and alarms even when vSAN is disabled

    In rare cases, you might see vSAN health events and alarms even when vSAN is disabled on cluster, but such events do not impact any functionality.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

Auto Deploy Issues
  • The VMware Service Lifecycle Manager service (vmon) cannot load the proxy config file for Image Builder due to [Errno 13] Permission denied error

    In certain environments, due to incorrect file permissions, the vmware-rhttpproxy microservice might fail to load the vmware-imagebuilder proxy configuration file. In the vmon service logs, you see a message such as: Error in loading endpoint file /etc/vmware-rhttpproxy/endpoints.conf.d/imagebuilder-proxy.conf. Details [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/etc/vmware-rhttpproxy/endpoints.conf.d/imagebuilder-proxy.conf'.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

Known Issues from Earlier Releases

To view a list of previous known issues, click here.

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