VMware Player Local Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2012-0007)
High Nessus Plugin ID 58793
SynopsisThe remote host has a virtualization application affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe VMware Player installation detected on the remote host is 4.0.x earlier than 4.0.2 and thus is potentially affected by a local privilege escalation vulnerability because the access control list of the VMware Tools folder is incorrectly set.
By exploiting this issue, a local attacker could elevate his privileges on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Player 4.0.2 or later.
In addition to patching, VMware Tools must be updated on all non- Windows guest VMs in order to completely mitigate the vulnerability.