SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-25 (VMware Player, Server, Workstation: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware Player, Server, and Workstation. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Local users may be able to gain escalated privileges, cause a Denial of Service, or gain sensitive information.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code, or a Denial of Service. Remote attackers also may be able to spoof DNS traffic, read arbitrary files, or inject arbitrary web script to the VMware Server Console.
Furthermore, guest OS users may be able to execute arbitrary code on the host OS, gain escalated privileges on the guest OS, or cause a Denial of Service (crash the host OS).
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionGentoo discontinued support for VMware Player. We recommend that users unmerge VMware Player:
# emerge --unmerge 'app-emulation/vmware-player' NOTE: Users could upgrade to “>=app-emulation/vmware-player-3.1.5”, however these packages are not currently stable.
Gentoo discontinued support for VMware Workstation. We recommend that users unmerge VMware Workstation:
# emerge --unmerge 'app-emulation/vmware-workstation' NOTE: Users could upgrade to “>=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-7.1.5”, however these packages are not currently stable.
Gentoo discontinued support for VMware Server. We recommend that users unmerge VMware Server:
# emerge --unmerge 'app-emulation/vmware-server'