ASA-2019-00425 – VMware ESXi: Partial denial of service vulnerability in hostd process

Multiple failed login attempts to ESXi may cause the hostd service to become unresponsive resulting in a partial denial of service for management functionality.  A malicious actor with network access to an ESXi host could create a partial denial of service condition in management functionality. Successful exploitation of this issue may cause hostd to become unresponsive resulting in conditions such as an ESXi host disconnecting from vCenter.