VMware: Updates for ESX-Server

Windows UpdateJust a not for administrators who are responsible for VMware ESX servers. Thcompany released various updates. Among other things, microcode updates to close the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities are included.


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I am not using VMware ESX servers, so I’m not the expert. Therefore I just provide the basic information here. There are 3 updates so far:

The updates were released on March 20, 2018 and have the same description

This ESXi patch provides part of the hypervisor-assisted guest mitigation of CVE-2017-5715 for guest operating systems. For important details on this mitigation, see VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0004.3.

CVE-2017-5715 describes the Spectre/Meltdown vulnerability.


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