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VMware Server Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-03-17    Last Update:  2008-03-18    Views:  12,259

Secunia Advisory SA29412

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, Privilege escalation, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in VMware Server, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges or to cause a DoS (Denial of Service), and potentially by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions or to cause a DoS.

1) An unspecified error in "authd" can be exploited to gain escalated privileges by causing the "authd" process to connect to a named pipe that is opened and controlled by a malicious, local user.

2) An unspecified error when handling insecurely created named pipe objects can be exploited to gain escalated privileges or to cause a DoS.

3) Two vulnerabilities are caused due to insecure file permissions on the "config.ini" file, which can be exploited to e.g. gain escalated privileges.

4) Some vulnerabilities in OpenSSL can potentially be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security restrictions or to cause a DoS.

For more information:
SA21709
SA22130

5) Some vulnerabilities in libpng can potentially be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS.

For more information:
SA27093

6) Improper registered services can be exploited to gain escalated privileges on Windows 2000 hosts.

This is related to vulnerability #6 in:
SA26890

7) An unspecified error in the DHCP service can be exploited to cause a DoS.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 1.0.5.


Solution:
Update to version 1.0.5.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
6) The vendor credits Ray Hicken.
7) The vendor credits Martin O'Neal.

Original Advisory:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0005.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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