K4YT3X
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VMware Workstation Pro 16.1.0 on Linux crashes consistently upon connecting to ESXi 7.0.1

When connecting to my school's VMware ESXi 7.0.1 server with Workstation Pro 16, vmui always crashes. Workstaion Pro on Windows connects without problems. VMware Player also connects fine on both Linux and Windows. The error log is pasted below. So far, I have tested this on both the latest Kali Linux and Ubuntu. This error existed when 16 was initially released. I didn't find find any bug reports, so I thought it's time for me to make an account and at least make the community aware of it.

I can provide more logs if needed.

If it matters, I do have a valid VMware Workstation Pro subscription from my school, but this forum account isn't associated to it. This crash happens anyways whether the product is registered or not.

...Omitted. More in the error log.
2021-02-17T01:39:44.478-05:00| vmui| I005: End printing loaded objects
2021-02-17T01:40:15.506-05:00| vmui| I005: LOCALE en_CA.UTF-8 -> NULL
2021-02-17T01:40:15.666-05:00| vmui| A000: GVmomi: Instantiating VMOMI session at https://REDACTED/sdk
2021-02-17T01:40:15.666-05:00| vmui| A000: GVmomi: Verifying SSL certificate with thumbprint REDACTED
2021-02-17T01:40:15.666-05:00| vmui| A000: GVmomi: Certificate accepted
2021-02-17T01:40:18.164-05:00| vmui| I005: Connected to server: VMware ESXi 7.0.1 (VC/ESX server)
2021-02-17T01:40:18.164-05:00| vmui| I005: HostMgr::SearchForHosts: searching for HostSystem objects
2021-02-17T01:40:18.164-05:00| vmui| I005: HostMgr::SearchForHosts: retrieving contents for the filter spec
2021-02-17T01:40:18.376-05:00| vmui| I005: HostMgr::SearchForHosts: searching for HostSystem objects
2021-02-17T01:40:18.376-05:00| vmui| I005: HostMgr::SearchForHosts: retrieving contents for the filter spec
2021-02-17T01:40:18.398-05:00| vmui| I005: HostStatsView::SetPollStats: No host stats available.
2021-02-17T01:40:18.482-05:00| vmui| I005: ui::RemoteCnxTab::OnHostLoaded: Host loaded callback fired.
2021-02-17T01:40:18.482-05:00| vmui| I005: HostStatsView::SetPollStats: No host stats available.
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| W003: Caught signal 11 -- tid 31304 (addr 78)
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: rip 0x7f5a27ebe940 rsp 0x7fff458c5468 rbp 0x55e505c22670
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: rax 0x55e505c6e1f0 rbx 0x0 rcx 0x0 rdx 0x4 rsi 0x55e5054f9090 rdi 0x0
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: r8 0x1 r9 0x0 r10 0x7fff458c4be0 r11 0x0 r12 0x0 r13 0x55e505e6d2e8 r14 0x55e50607abb8 r15 0x55e505c21db0
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C5468 : 0x00007f5a2c971052 0x000055e506557b50
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C5478 : 0x0000000000000001 0x000055e5056ea100
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C5488 : 0x000055e5067e32e8 0x000055e505646420
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C5498 : 0x00007f5a2cdf5a0d 0x000055e50552c300
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C54A8 : 0x00007f5a2c629e29 0x00007f5a22c43488
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C54B8 : 0x00007f5a2c6a966d 0x0000000000000001
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C54C8 : 0x0000000000000000 0x0000000000000000
2021-02-17T01:40:18-05:00[+0.000]| vmui| I005: SIGNAL: stack 7FFF458C54D8 : 0x0000000000000001 0x000055e5056ea100
Omitted. More in the error log...

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K4YT3X
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 Some GDB shows that the error is in libvmwareui.so/libvmwareui.so,

gdb.png

...which looks like this in IDA Pro.

idapro.png

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