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ESXi 5.5 - Installing 7618464 on top 7504623

Hello,

We have numerous ESXi 5.5 hosts with 7504623 build installed.

Is installation of 7618464 build on top 7504623 recommended action?

Thanks.

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Please see VMSA-2018-0002.3 for details.

From the advisory:

*ESXi550-201801301-BG does NOT include the unstable microcode mentioned in KB52345 and mitigates both CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715. This patch is not applicable if a host has already applied the ESXi550-201801401-BG patch.

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Please see VMSA-2018-0002.3 for details.

From the advisory:

*ESXi550-201801301-BG does NOT include the unstable microcode mentioned in KB52345 and mitigates both CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715. This patch is not applicable if a host has already applied the ESXi550-201801401-BG patch.

André

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it is new Build number release by Vmware on 23 Jun-2018. you can see more formation about it in below vmware KB.

VMware Knowledge Base

https://esxi-patches.v-front.de/ESXi-5.5.0.html

This bulletin is not applicable to the hosts that are already mitigated with ESXi550-201801401-BG. For more information, see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52237.

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So at this moment, if installed 7504623 should be considered the latest?

Can we expect future builds to be applicable to 7504623?

I hope 7504623 is not some sort of dead end when it comes to releases.

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I 'm pretty sure that we will see some more fixes until September.

However, keep in mind that End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 is September 19, 2018.

see https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/51491

André

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