GLSA-200601-04 : VMware Workstation: Vulnerability in NAT networking
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20414
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-04 (VMware Workstation: Vulnerability in NAT networking)
Tim Shelton discovered that vmnet-natd, the host module providing NAT-style networking for VMware guest operating systems, is unable to process incorrect 'EPRT' and 'PORT' FTP requests.
Malicious guest operating systems using the NAT networking feature or local VMware Workstation users could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the host system with elevated privileges.
Disable the NAT service by following the instructions at http://www.vmware.com/support/k b, Answer ID 2002.
SolutionAll VMware Workstation users should upgrade to a fixed version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-emulation/vmware-workstation