Vulnerability Details

VMware VIX API Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities (Windows)

Published: 2008-09-29 14:48:05
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

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

Affected Versions:
VMware Player 1.x - before 1.0.7 build 91707 on Windows VMware Player 2.x - before 2.0.4 build 93057 on Windows VMware Server 1.x - before 1.0.6 build 91891 on Windows VMware Workstation 5.x - before 5.5.7 build 91707 on Windows VMware Workstation 6.x - before 6.0.4 build 93057 on Windows VMware ACE 2.x - before 2.0.4 build 93057 on Windows

Technical Details:
VMware VIX API (Application Program Interface) fails to adequately bounds check user supplied input before copying it to insufficient size buffer.

Summary:
The host is installed with VMWare product(s) that are vulnerable to multiple buffer overflow.

Recommendations:
Upgrade VMware Product(s) to below version, VMware Player 1.0.7 build 91707 or 2.0.4 build 93057 or later VMware Server 1.0.6 build 91891 or later VMware Workstation 5.5.7 build 91707 or 6.0.4 build 93057 or later VMware ACE 2.0.4 build 93057

Impact:
Successful exploitation allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected system and local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. Successful exploitation requires that the vix.inGuest.enable configuration value is enabled.

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-2008-2100

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29552

References:

http://secunia.com/advisories/30556
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0009.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2008-09-29
Modified
2018-12-03
Category
Buffer overflow

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