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VMware ESXi 6.7, Patch Release ESXi670-201904001

Release Date: April 30, 2019

Download Filename:

ESXi670-201904001.zip

Build:

13473784

Download Size:

315.6 MB

md5sum:

02c06cc6c44e41fabe3151d3f1b29c5d

sha1checksum:

8534326b95f6f1e94a3d6d4027de3c1c218c2b87

Host Reboot Required: Yes

Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required: Yes

Bulletins

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi670-201904401-BG Bugfix Important

Rollup Bulletin

This rollup bulletin contains the latest VIBs with all the fixes since the initial release of ESXi 6.7.

Bulletin ID Category Severity
ESXi670-201904001 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-6.7.0-20190404001-standard
ESXi-6.7.0-20190404001-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.

ESXi670-201904401-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_esx-update_6.7.0-2.52.13473784
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.7.0-2.52.13110884
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.7.0-2.52.13473784
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.7.0-2.52.13110883
PRs Fixed  2312270, 2324122
Related CVE numbers N/A

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

  • PR 2312270: The Secure Shell (SSH) service does not respond after upgrading from ESXi 6.x to 6.7 Update 2

    The SSH service might not respond when an ESXi host upgrades to 6.7 Update 2, because any Unicode characters in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file fail the upgrade of the service. As a result, SSH cannot accept incoming connections after the upgrade.

    This issue is resolved in this release. The fix deletes non-ASCII Unicode characters in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.

  • PR 2324122: ESXi hosts might fail with a purple diagnostic screen while booting with an error for boot tardisks mounting failure

    ESXi hosts might fail with a purple diagnostic screen while booting due to incorrectly reading a binary file as a tar disk. You might see an error similar to Failed to mount boot tardisks.

    This issue is resolved in this release.

ESXi-6.7.0-20190404001-standard
Profile Name ESXi-6.7.0-20190404001-standard
Build For build information, see the top of the page.
Vendor VMware, Inc.
Release Date April 30, 2019
Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
Affected VIBs
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-update_6.7.0-2.52.13473784
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.7.0-2.52.13110884
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.7.0-2.52.13473784
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.7.0-2.52.13110883
PRs Fixed 2312270, 2324122
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the following issues:

    • The SSH service might not respond when an ESXi host upgrades to 6.7 Update 2, because any Unicode characters in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file fail the upgrade of the service. As a result, SSH cannot accept incoming connections after the upgrade.

    • ESXi hosts might fail with a purple diagnostic screen while booting due to incorrectly reading a binary file as a tar disk. You might see an error similar to Failed to mount boot tardisks.

ESXi-6.7.0-20190404001-no-tools
Profile Name ESXi-6.7.0-20190404001-no-tools
Build For build information, see the top of the page.
Vendor VMware, Inc.
Release Date April 30, 2019
Acceptance Level PartnerSupported
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
Affected VIBs
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-update_6.7.0-2.52.13473784
  • VMware_bootbank_vsanhealth_6.7.0-2.52.13110884
  • VMware_bootbank_esx-base_6.7.0-2.52.13473784
  • VMware_bootbank_vsan_6.7.0-2.52.13110883
PRs Fixed 2312270, 2324122
Related CVE numbers N/A

This patch updates the following issues:

    • The SSH service might not respond when an ESXi host upgrades to 6.7 Update 2, because any Unicode characters in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file fail the upgrade of the service. As a result, SSH cannot accept incoming connections after the upgrade.

    • ESXi hosts might fail with a purple diagnostic screen while booting due to incorrectly reading a binary file as a tar disk. You might see an error similar to Failed to mount boot tardisks.