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Secunia Security Advisory 48378

Secunia Security Advisory 48378
Posted Mar 16, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in VMware ESX Server and VMware ESXi, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

tags | advisory, denial of service, local, vulnerability
MD5 | 1e736e757b92ab97862417447f69144d

Secunia Security Advisory 48378

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TITLE:
VMware ESX Server / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA48378

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/48378/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48378

RELEASE DATE:
2012-03-16

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/48378/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/48378/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=48378

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in VMware ESX Server and
VMware ESXi, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain
escalated privileges and by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service) or potentially compromise a vulnerable system.

1) An unspecified error in the WDDM display driver can be exploited
to cause a buffer overflow.

2) A null-pointer dereference error exists in the XPDM display
driver.

3) The application bundles a vulnerable version of bzip2.

For more information:
SA41452

Note: This vulnerability only affects ESXi version 5.0.

The vulnerabilities are reported in ESX Server versions 4.1 and 4.0
and ESXi versions 5.0, 4.1, and 4.0.

SOLUTION:
Update to a fixed version (see the vendor's advisory for details).

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
1, 2) The vendor credits Tarjei Mandt.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0005.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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