Vulnerability Details

VMware Authorization Service Denial of Service Vulnerability (Windows)

Published: 2009-10-22 13:34:45
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact:
Successful exploitation allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected application and causes the Denial of Service.

Affected Versions:
VMware ACE 2.5.3 and prior. VMware Player 2.5.3 build 185404 and prior. VMware Workstation 6.5.3 build 185404 and prior.

Technical Details:
The vulnerability is due to an error in the VMware Authorization Service when processing login requests. This can be exploited to terminate the 'vmware-authd' process via 'USER' or 'PASS' strings containing '\xFF' characters, sent to TCP port 912.

Recommendations:
Upgrade VMware ACE to 2.5.4 build 246459 or later, Upgrade VMware Player to 2.5.4 build 246459 or later, Upgrade VMware Workstation to 6.5.4 build 246459 or later.

Summary:
The host is installed with VMWare product(s) that are vulnerable to Denial of Service vulnerability.

Detection Type:
Windows Registry

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2009-3707

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/36988
http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2009/Oct/1022997.html
http://www.vmware.com

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0
Published
2009-10-22
Modified
2018-12-03
Category
Denial of Service

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