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.
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