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VMware ESX Server / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2012-03-16    Views:  2,451

Secunia Advisory SA48378

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Privilege escalation, DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in VMware ESX Server and VMware ESXi, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An unspecified error in the WDDM display driver can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

2) A null-pointer dereference error exists in the XPDM display driver.

3) The application bundles a vulnerable version of bzip2.

For more information:
SA41452

Note: This vulnerability only affects ESXi version 5.0.

The vulnerabilities are reported in ESX Server versions 4.1 and 4.0 and ESXi versions 5.0, 4.1, and 4.0.


Solution:
Update to a fixed version (see the vendor's advisory for details).

Provided and/or discovered by:
1, 2) The vendor credits Tarjei Mandt.

Original Advisory:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0005.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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