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VMware Security Patches Upgrade Guide

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Starting Point
ProductVersionRequired ActionSecurity Patch Needed
ESXi 5.0
5.0 and any patch or update releases before July 12, 2012
No additional steps needed.
Apply security patch available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under Bulletin ESXi500-201209101-SG.
ESX/ESXi 4.1
4.1 U2 and any subsequent patch releases before June 14, 2012
No additional steps needed.
Apply security patch available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under ESX410-201206401-SG (for ESX) or ESXi410-201206401-SG (for ESXi).
4.1, 4.1 U1, and any patch releases before 4.1 U2
Update to 4.1 U2, available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under Build 502767 dated October 27, 2011.
Apply security patch available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under ESX410-201206401-SG (for ESX) or ESXi410-201206401-SG (for ESXi).
ESX/ESXi 4.0
4.0 U4 and any subsequent patch releases before June 14, 2012
No additional steps needed.
Apply security patch available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under ESX400-201206401-SG (for ESX) or ESXi400-201206401-SG (for ESXi).
4.0, 4.0 U1-U3, and any patch releases before 4.0 U4
Update to 4.0 U4 available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under Build 504850 dated November 17, 2011.
Apply security patch available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under ESX400-201206401-SG (for ESX) or ESXi400-201206401-SG (for ESXi).
ESX/ESXi 3.5
June 2011 3.5 U5 roll-up release and any subsequent patch releases before June 14, 2012
No additional steps needed.
Apply security patch available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under Bulletin ESX350-201206401-SG (for ESX) or ESXe350-201206401-I-SG (for ESXi).
3.5, 3.5 U1-U5, and any patch releases before the June 2011 3.5 U5 roll-up release
Update to the June 2011 3.5 U5 roll-up release available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/download.portalunder Build 391406 dated June 2, 2011. 
Apply security patch available athttp://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/
download.portal under Bulletin ESX350-201206401-SG (for ESX) or ESXe350-201206401-I-SG (for ESXi).
Workstation8.0.0 or higher
Upgrade to Workstation 8.0.x available athttps://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/
desktop_end_user_computing/
vmware_workstation/8_0.
Not applicable.
7.1.x or lower
Upgrade to Workstation 7.1.x available athttps://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/
desktop_downloads/vmware_workstation/7_0.
Not applicable.
Fusion4.0 or higherUpgrade to Fusion 4.1.x available athttps://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/
desktop_end_user_computing/
vmware_fusion/4_0.
Not applicable.
Player4.0.0 or higher
Upgrade to Player 4.0.x available athttps://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/
desktop_end_user_computing/
vmware_player/4_0.
Not applicable.
3.1.x or older
Upgrade to Player 3.1.x available athttps://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/
desktop_end_user_computing/
vmware_player/3_0.
Not applicable.

Based on VMware KB 2019941


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