Cliffs: "It seems that authentication only requires the first 8 characters to be correct. My root password is 11 characters long, but so long as the first 8 characters are correct, I can put whatever I like after that and it still authenticates me. "
Edit: Both ESX and ESXi are affected!
< Message edited by JustinC71 -- 22.Jul.2010 8:18:06 AM >
Wow... that could be nasty. Thanks for sharing the link!
In reading the KB note, it looks like both ESX and ESXi are affected. Have you seen this?
For others, if you follow Justin's link to the VMware KB article describing the issue, you'll find some workaround instructions that might be useful if you can't wait for VMware to provide an update to fix the issue.