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VMware Products VMware Tools Command Injection Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-12-03    Last Update:  2010-12-10    Views:  3,538

Secunia Advisory SA42480

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in VMware Workstation, Player, Fusion, ESX, and ESXi, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the VMware Tools, which can be exploited by a user on the host system to execute arbitrary commands with root privileges on a guest system by injecting commands when updating VMware Tools via the VMware Server Infrastructure Web Access.

Successful exploitation requires that the VMware Tools are not completely up-to-date.

Note: This does not affect Windows-based virtual machines.


Solution:
Apply patches or update to a patched version.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Nahuel Grisolia, Bonsai Information Security

Original Advisory:
VMSA-2010-0018:
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000112.html

Bonsai Information Security BONSAI-2010-0110:
http://www.bonsai-sec.com/en/research/vulnerabilities/vmware-tools-os-command-injection-0110.php

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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