Public bug reported:

Hi,

On VMWare when decoding /sys/class/dmi/id/product_serial dmidecode
produces an output whereby the first 16 characters have been reversed in
comparison to /sys/class/dmi/id/product_uuid.

This manifests itself by breaking provisioning in Kubernetes and could
cause other issues down the line. Other OS such as redhat have already
patched this in their releases.

A demonstration of the issue can be found in this pastebin:

https://pastebin.canonical.com/p/qRfrpHXwGs/

VMWare Issue: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/53609

Cheers!

** Affects: dmidecode (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Description changed:

  Hi,
  
  On VMWare when decoding /sys/class/dmi/id/product_serial dmidecode
  produces an output whereby the first 16 characters have been reversed in
  comparison to /sys/class/dmi/id/product_uuid.
  
- 
- This manifests itself by breaking provisioning in Kubernetes and could cause 
other issues down the line. Other OS such as redhat have already patched this 
in their releases.
+ This manifests itself by breaking provisioning in Kubernetes and could
+ cause other issues down the line. Other OS such as redhat have already
+ patched this in their releases.
  
  A demonstration of the issue can be found in this pastebin:
  
  https://pastebin.canonical.com/p/qRfrpHXwGs/
  
+ VMWare Issue: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/53609
+ 
  Cheers!

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1851676

Title:
  dmidecode decodes /sys/class/dmi/id/product_serial incorrectly

Status in dmidecode package in Ubuntu:
  New

Bug description:
  Hi,

  On VMWare when decoding /sys/class/dmi/id/product_serial dmidecode
  produces an output whereby the first 16 characters have been reversed
  in comparison to /sys/class/dmi/id/product_uuid.

  This manifests itself by breaking provisioning in Kubernetes and could
  cause other issues down the line. Other OS such as redhat have already
  patched this in their releases.

  A demonstration of the issue can be found in this pastebin:

  https://pastebin.canonical.com/p/qRfrpHXwGs/

  VMWare Issue: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/53609

  Cheers!

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