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VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-03-17    Last Update:  2008-04-01    Views:  10,921

Secunia Advisory SA29413

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in VMware products, 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) Vulnerabilities in "authd" and the handling of named pipes can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

For more information:
SA29412

2) 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


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

For more information:
SA27093

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

This is related to vulnerability #6 in:
SA26890

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

NOTE: This issue doesn't affect the latest versions of VMware Workstation 6.x, VMware Player 2.x, and ACE 2.x.

6) An error due to insecure file permissions on "config.ini" can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

For more information see vulnerability #3 in:
SA29412

7) An unspecified error in the Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) can be exploited to crash the host system.


Solution:
VMware Workstation 6.x:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
4) The vendor credits Ray Hicken.
5) The vendor credits Martin O'Neal.
6) The vendor credits Sun Bing.
7) The vendor credits Andrew Honig, Department of Defense.

Original Advisory:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0005.html
http://www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.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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