VMware Products Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (VMSA-2009-0015)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42308


The remote host has a virtualization application affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


A VMware product (Workstation, Player, ACE, or Server) detected on the remote host has a privilege escalation vulnerability. Page fault exceptions are not handled properly, which could allow a local attacker to elevate privileges within the guest VM. This vulnerability reportedly does not affect the host system.


Upgrade to :

- VMware Workstation 6.5.3 or later.
- VMware Server 2.0.2 / 1.0.10 or later.
- VMware Player 2.5.3 or later.
- VMware ACE 2.5.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42308

File Name: vmware_multiple_vmsa_2009_0015.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2009/10/29

Modified: 2015/01/29

Dependencies: 26200, 26201, 31727, 31728

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/10/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/10/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2267

BID: 36841

OSVDB: 59441

VMSA: 2009-0015

Secunia: 37172