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Moderately critical

VMware Update for Workstation and Player

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Release Date:  2010-09-24    Views:  3,748

Secunia Advisory SA41574

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


VMware has acknowledged a weakness and some vulnerabilities in VMware Workstation and Player, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a user's system.

For more information:
SA38774
SA40302

1) A weakness is caused due to the VMware Workstation and Player installers loading an "index.htm" file located in the current working directory, which can be exploited to display a malicious HTML file by placing it into the directory prior to a user running the installer.

Note: This weakness does not affect already installed versions.


Solution:
Update to a fixed version.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Alexander Trofimov and Marc Esher.

Original Advisory:
VMSA-2010-0014:
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000105.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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