GLSA-200601-04 : VMware Workstation: Vulnerability in NAT networking

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-04
(VMware Workstation: Vulnerability in NAT networking)

Tim Shelton discovered that vmnet-natd, the host module providing
NAT-style networking for VMware guest operating systems, is unable to
process incorrect 'EPRT' and 'PORT' FTP requests.

Impact :

Malicious guest operating systems using the NAT networking feature or
local VMware Workstation users could exploit this vulnerability to
execute arbitrary code on the host system with elevated privileges.

Workaround :

Disable the NAT service by following the instructions at
b, Answer ID 2002.

See also :

Solution :

All VMware Workstation users should upgrade to a fixed version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-emulation/vmware-workstation

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20414 (gentoo_GLSA-200601-04.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4459