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VMware Workstation Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-09-01    Last Update:  2008-10-06    Views:  10,849

Secunia Advisory SA31707

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation, DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


VMware has acknowledged some vulnerabilities in VMware Workstation, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a user's system.

1) Various vulnerabilities are caused due to unspecified errors within certain ActiveX controls. These can be exploited to e.g. execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into visiting a malicious website.

2) An unspecified error related to "OpenProcess" can be exploited by malicious, local users on a host system to gain escalated privileges on the host system.

This vulnerability affects VMware Workstation 5.x for Windows only.

3) Some vulnerabilities in freetype can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

For more information:
SA30600

4) A vulnerability in cairo can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

For more information:
SA27880

This vulnerability affects VMware Workstation 6.x for Linux only.

5) An error in the emulation of "JMP" instructions to "non-canonical" 64-bit addresses can be exploited to run arbitrary code with escalated privileges inside a VMware guest.


Solution:
VMware Workstation 5.x:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Julien Bachmann, Shennan Wang, Shinnai, and Michal Bucko
2) The vendor credits Sun Bing, McAfee
5) The vendor credits Derek Soeder.

Original Advisory:
VMware:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0014.html
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0016.html

Derek Soeder:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2008-October/064860.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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