VMware Fusion < 3.1.2 (VMSA-2010-0018)

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Synopsis :

The remote host has an application that is affected by three security
issues.

Description :

The version of VMware Fusion installed on the Mac OS X host is
earlier than 3.1.2. Such versions are affected by three security
issues :

- A race condition in the mounting process in vmware-mount
in allows host OS users to gain privileges via vectors
involving temporary files. (CVE-2010-4295)

- The VMware Tools update functionality allows host OS
users to gain privileges on the guest OS via unspecified
vectors, related to a 'command injection' issue.
(CVE-2010-4297)

- vmware-mount does not properly load libraries, which
allows host OS users to gain privileges via vectors
involving shared object files. (CVE-2010-4296)

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0018.html
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000112.html

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Fusion 3.1.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51079 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45167
45166
45168

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4295
CVE-2010-4296
CVE-2010-4297