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The ssvmtool cannot accept passwords containing double quotes when entered as additional switch when calling the tool. For example a password containing a double quote is passed to ssvmtool inline, like this:
ssvmtool.bat @deploy_config --vc-pass=!"$%^&*()_+
The password ends up being read in as: !$%^&*()_+ nb: The double quote is now missing
First seen in Sophos Anti-Virus for VMware vShield 1.0.0
Fixed In Sophos Anti-Virus for VMware vShield 1.1
Cause This is caused by the way in which python sys.argv deals with double quotes.
This issue is resolved in Sophos Anti-Virus for VMware vShield 1.1. If using version 1.0, to avoid this the password will need to be declared inside of the config file, and not passed inline to ssvmtool.
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