VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0018)

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Synopsis :

The remote host has a virtualization application affected by multiple
vulnerabilities.

Description :

A VMware product (Player, Workstation, Server, or Movie Decoder)
detected on the remote host has one or more of the following
vulnerabilities :

- A vulnerability in VMware Tools update could allow
arbitrary code execution on non-Windows based guest
operating systems with root privileges. (CVE-2010-4297)

- A vulnerability in VMware VMnc Codec could allow
arbitrary code execution subject to the privileges
of the user running the application using the
vulnerable codec. (CVE-2010-4294)

In addition to patching, VMware Tools must be manually updated on all
guest VMs in order to completely mitigate certain vulnerabilities.
Refer to the VMware advisory for more information.

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0018
http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/advisory/TPTI-10-16
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000112.html

Solution :

Upgrade to :

- VMware Workstation 6.5.5 / 7.1.2 or later.
- VMware Player 2.5.5 / 3.1.2 or later.
- VMware Movie Decoder (standalone) 6.5.5/7.1.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 51057 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45166
45169

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4294
CVE-2010-4297

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