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VMware ACE Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2008-09-01    Views:  7,471

Secunia Advisory SA31710

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


VMware has acknowledged some vulnerabilities in VMware ACE, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to 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 ACE 1.x for Windows only.


Solution:
VMware ACE 1.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.

Original Advisory:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2008-August/064118.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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