A weakness has been reported in VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information.
The weakness is caused due to the application improperly storing passwords in memory. This can be exploited to potentially disclose the VirtualCenter Server password by reading the memory of the client process.
Solution: Update VirtualCenter, ESX, or ESXi to a fixed version, and install the included client.
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