VMware Player 5.x < 5.0.3 Host Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0013)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 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 Linux is earlier
than 5.0.3. It therefore reportedly contains a vulnerability in its
handling of shared libraries. This issue may allow a local, malicious
user to escalate privileges to root on the host.

Solution :

Update to VMware Player 5.0.3 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 : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: General

Nessus Plugin ID: 71052 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63739

CVE ID: CVE-2013-5972