VMware Player 7.x < 7.1.3 Host Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2016-0005)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization application installed on the remote host is affected
by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware Player installed on the remote host is 7.x prior
to 7.1.3. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation
vulnerability due to an improperly referenced executable. A local
attacker can exploit this to gain elevated permissions on the host
system.

See also :

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0005.html

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Player version 7.1.3 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 : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 91226 ()

Bugtraq ID: 90706

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2077

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