Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : linux-restricted-modules-2.6.17/20, vmware-player-kernel-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-543-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Neel Mehta and Ryan Smith discovered that the VMware Player DHCP
server did not correctly handle certain packet structures. Remote
attackers could send specially crafted packets and gain root
privileges. (CVE-2007-0061, CVE-2007-0062, CVE-2007-0063)

Rafal Wojtczvk discovered multiple memory corruption issues in VMware
Player. Attackers with administrative privileges in a guest operating
system could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary
code on the host operating system. (CVE-2007-4496, CVE-2007-4497).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true