VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0009)

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Synopsis :

The remote host has a virtualization application affected by multiple

Description :

A VMware product (Player or Workstation) detected on the remote host
has multiple vulnerabilities in the Host Guest File System :

- An attacker with access to a Guest operating system can
determine if a path exists in the Host filesystem and
whether it's a file or a directory regardless of
permissions. (CVE-2011-2146)

- A race condition in mount.vmhgfs may allow an attacker
with access to a Guest to mount on arbitrary directories
in the Guest filesystem and escalate their privileges if
they can control the contents of the mounted directory.

- A procedural error allows an attacker with access to a
Solaris or FreeBSD Guest operating system to gain write
access to an arbitrary file in the Guest filesystem.

These vulnerabilities only affect non-Windows guest operating systems.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to :

- VMware Workstation 7.1.4 or later.
- VMware Player 3.1.4 or later.

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 54996 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48098

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1787

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