VMware OVF Tool 2.1 File Handling Format String Vulnerability (VMSA-2012-0015)

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host has a tool installed that is affected by a
format string vulnerability.

Description :

The version of the VMware OVF Tool installed on the remote Windows host
is potentially affected by a format string vulnerability. By tricking a
user into loading a specially crafted OVF file a remote, unauthenticated
attacker could execute arbitrary code on the remote host subject to the
privileges of the user running the affected application.

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0015.html
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2012/000193.html

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware OVF Tool 3.0.1 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:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 63075 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56468

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3569

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