VMware confirms source code theft

The company has confirmed that source code from its VMware ESX product was stolen, although it stressed the code dates from 2003 and 2004

VMware has confirmed that source code for one of its products has been exposed online.

The company said that it became aware of the code on 23 April, and has confirmed that it is from its VMware ESX product, which is used by enterprises to run virtualised environments.

VMware Security Response Center director Iain Mulholland said that the code itself dates back to 2003 and 2004, and its exposure may not necessarily mean increased risks for customers.

Although the company has only just confirmed that the code belongs to it, the code was in the wild for three weeks prior to the confirmation.

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