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VMware Products Directory Traversal File Disclosure Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2009-10-28    Views:  4,739

Secunia Advisory SA37186

Where:

From local network

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in VMware Server, VMware ESX, and VMware ESXi, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose sensitive information.

An error within the handling of certain requests can be exploited to download arbitrary files from the host system via directory traversal attacks.

The vulnerability is reported in the following products and versions:
* VMware Server 1.x for Linux prior to version 1.0.10 build 203137
* VMware Server 2.x for Linux prior to version 2.0.2 build 203138
* VMware ESXi 3.5 prior to patch ESXe350-200901401-I-SG.
* VMware ESX 3.0.3 prior to patch ESX303-200812406-BG
* VMware ESX 3.5 prior to patch ESX350-200901401-SG


Solution:
Apply patches (see vendor's advisory for details).

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Justin Morehouse and Jason Kratzer for independently reporting the vulnerability.

Original Advisory:
VMSA-2009-0015:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0015.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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