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VMware Remote Console Plugin Format String Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-04-09    Last Update:  2010-04-15    Views:  4,211

Secunia Advisory SA39110

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in VMware Remote Console, which can be exploited by malicious people to potentially compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error in the VMware Remote Console (VMrc) plugin and can be exploited to potentially corrupt memory via a specially crafted web page.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.


Solution:
Update to a fixed version by visiting WebAccess on an updated vCenter 4.0 or ESX 4.0 system. Please see the vendor's advisory for more information.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Alexey Sintsov, Digital Security Research Group.

Original Advisory:
VMSA-2010-0007:
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000090.html

Digital Security Research Group:
http://dsecrg.com/pages/vul/show.php?id=153

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