Some vulnerabilities have been reported in multiple VMware products, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information or gain escalated privileges, and by malicious people to disclose sensitive information, cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or potentially compromise a user's system.
1) Two errors in the VMware Tools package for Windows can be exploited to execute arbitrary code or potentially gain escalated privileges.
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Score: -4 Posts: 1 User Since: 9th Apr 2010 System Score: N/A Location: CH Last edited on 10th Apr, 2010 08:54
I just did my weekly PSI scan and was surprised to find my VMWare Workstation 7.0.1 build-227600 in the "critical" category. when checking the vendor download area for updates i noticed that there were none.
I then took a closer look at the original security advisory from VMWare (http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announc...). In the table listing the remediations for the different products, VMWare Workstation 7 is listed as "not affected".
Is this a false positive or did I overlook something?
Best regards -urs-
Score: -3 Posts: 1 User Since: 10th Apr 2010 System Score: N/A Location: RO Last edited on 10th Apr, 2010 11:40
Same problem here. PSI routinely has this issue, only checking the main .exe's version instead of checking other components aswell. You are using the right version of VMware. However, the components updated/fixed in it do not include the primary .exe(this file wasn't causing the vulnerabilities), and so PSI believes that your program as a whole hasn't been updated.
This has happened before with Adobe, and was later fixed by Secunia by issuing new definitions which scanned the proper files. Keep re-scanning VMware or performing full scans regularly to make sure only the newest defs are being scanned with. Secunia will eventually issue a fix.
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