VMware ESX 4.1, Patch ESX410-201101225-UG: Updates vmware-esx-pam-config library (1031329)
|Product Versions||ESX 4.1|
|Build||For build information, see KB 1029353.|
|Host Reboot Required||No|
|Virtual Machine Migration or Shutdown Required||No|
|Related CVE numbers||N/A|
Summaries and Symptoms
This patch prevents the re-occurrence of a previous issue where if passwords of more than eight characters are set for ESX 4.1 system users, the set password is truncated to eight characters, and the system evaluates only the first 8 characters of the password submitted for authentication.
None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table above.
Patch Download and Installation
See the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 4.1 hosts.
To update ESX 4.1 hosts without using Update Manager, download the patch ZIP file from http://support.vmware.com/selfsupport/download/ and install the bulletin by using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX 4.1 Patch Management Guide.