The vCenter Server 6.5 Update 3d release addresses the following critical issue for the VMware vCenter Server Appliance:
Fix to address vCSA SSH backup MITM issue – Now you can enforce strict certificate validation for file-based backup and restore operations by including the root CA certificate in all file transfers. For more information, see VMware knowledge base article 75156.
The vSphere ESXi EP16 release addresses the following critical issues:
- VM platform security fixes to address denial-of-service vulnerability in the shader functionality. See VMSA-2019-0019 for further information
- Fix to address NSX-T upgrade failed with Error Exception: VSIP Filters not cleared
- Fix to address ESXi host might take long to complete tasks such as entering or exiting maintenance mode or connecting to a vCenter Server system. The delay in response might take up to 30 min. This happens when the CIM service tries to refresh periodically the storage and numeric sensors data under a common lock, causing the hostd threads to wait for response.