VMware Fusion 5.x < 5.0.4 LGTOSYNC.SYS Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0014)

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Synopsis :

The remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by a
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware Fusion 5.x installed on the remote Mac OS X host
is prior to 5.0.4. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by a privilege
escalation vulnerability in the LGTOSYNC.SYS driver on 32-bit Guest
Operating Systems running Windows XP.

Note that by exploiting this issue, a local attacker could elevate his
privileges only on the Guest Operating System and not on the host.

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Fusion 5.0.4 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71230 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64075

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3519