VMware has issued an advisory stating that a vSAN plugin (enabled by default in vCenter) allows

Hi Guys,

I tired to follow these steps but get error path cant be found in step 2 and 3, can you perhaps provide the correct command to use in ESXi 6.5 please?

  1. Connect to the vCSA using an SSH session and root credentials.
  2. Backup the /etc/vmware/vsphere-ui/compatibility-matrix.xml file:
cp -v /etc/vmware/vsphere-ui/compatibility-matrix.xml /etc/vmware/vsphere-ui/compatibility-matrix.xml.backup
  1. Open the compatibility-matrix.xml file in a text editor:
vi /etc/vmware/vsphere-ui/compatibility-matrix.xml

Note: Content of an unedited file should look similar to the following:


  1. To disable all plugins with disclosed vulnerabilities, add the following lines as shown below:
Note: These entries should be added between the --> and <!— entries highlighted above.

<PluginPackage id="com.vmware.vrops.install" status="incompatible"/>
<PluginPackage id="com.vmware.vsphere.client.h5vsan" status="incompatible"/>
<PluginPackage id="com.vmware.vrUi" status="incompatible"/>
<PluginPackage id="com.vmware.vum.client" status="incompatible"/>
<PluginPackage id="com.vmware.h4.vsphere.client" status="incompatible"/>
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