VMware Player 5.x < 5.0.3 LGTOSYNC.SYS Guest Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0014)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host contains software with a known, local privilege
escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The installed version of VMware Player 5.x running on Windows is
earlier than 5.0.3. It therefore reportedly contains a vulnerability in
its handling in the LGTOSYNC.SYS driver. This issue could allow a
local, malicious user to escalate privileges 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 OS and not on the host.

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0014.html

Solution :

Update to VMware Player 5.0.3 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: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 71231 ()

Bugtraq ID: 64075

CVE ID: CVE-2013-3519