VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2008-0018/VMSA-2008-0019)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 34818
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The remote Windows host has an application that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


A VMware product installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A CPU hardware emulation flaw in certain VMware products could allow a virtual CPU to incorrectly handle a Trap flag. Successful exploitation of this issue could lead to privilege escalation on the guest operating system. An attacker would need an account on the guest operating system and the ability to run applications to exploit this issue. (CVE-2008-4915)

- By sending a malicious request from the guest operating system to the virtual hardware, it may be possible to cause the virtual hardware to write to an uncontrolled section in the physical memory. (CVE-2008-4917)


Upgrade to :

- VMware Workstation 6.5.0/5.5.9 or higher.
- VMware Player 2.5.0/1.0.9 or higher.
- VMware Server 1.0.8 or higher.
- VMware ACE 2.5.0/1.0.8 or higher.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 34818

File Name: vmware_multiple_vmsa_2008_0018.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/19/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: vmware_workstation_detect.nasl, vmware_server_win_detect.nasl, vmware_player_detect.nasl, vmware_ace_detect.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:ace, cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player, cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_server, cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4915, CVE-2008-4917

BID: 32168, 32597

VMSA: 2008-0018, 2008-0019

Secunia: 32612

CWE: 264, 399