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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-25

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-25
Posted Sep 30, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-25 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VMware Player, Server, and Workstation, allowing remote and local attackers to conduct several attacks, including privilege escalation, remote execution of arbitrary code, and a Denial of Service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2007-5269, CVE-2007-5503, CVE-2007-5671, CVE-2008-0967, CVE-2008-1340, CVE-2008-1361, CVE-2008-1362, CVE-2008-1363, CVE-2008-1364, CVE-2008-1392, CVE-2008-1447, CVE-2008-1806, CVE-2008-1807, CVE-2008-1808, CVE-2008-2098, CVE-2008-2100, CVE-2008-2101, CVE-2008-4915, CVE-2008-4916, CVE-2008-4917, CVE-2009-0040, CVE-2009-0909, CVE-2009-0910, CVE-2009-1244, CVE-2009-2267, CVE-2009-3707, CVE-2009-3732, CVE-2009-3733
MD5 | 51bbb06deb17fab0f37713179ca258d1

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201209-25

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Severity: High
Title: VMware Player, Server, Workstation: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: September 29, 2012
Bugs: #213548, #224637, #236167, #245941, #265139, #282213,
#297367, #335866, #385727
ID: 201209-25

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in VMware Player, Server, and
Workstation, allowing remote and local attackers to conduct several
attacks, including privilege escalation, remote execution of arbitrary
code, and a Denial of Service.

Background
==========

VMware Player, Server, and Workstation allow emulation of a complete PC
on a PC without the usual performance overhead of most emulators.

Affected packages
=================

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 app-emulation/vmware-player
<= 2.5.5.328052 Vulnerable!
2 app-emulation/vmware-workstation
<= 6.5.5.328052 Vulnerable!
3 app-emulation/vmware-server
<= 1.0.9.156507 Vulnerable!
-------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.
-------------------------------------------------------------------
3 affected packages

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware Player, Server,
and Workstation. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for
details.

Impact
======

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).

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Gentoo 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"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5269
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2007-5269
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-5503
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2007-5503
[ 3 ] CVE-2007-5671
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2007-5671
[ 4 ] CVE-2008-0967
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-0967
[ 5 ] CVE-2008-1340
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1340
[ 6 ] CVE-2008-1361
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1361
[ 7 ] CVE-2008-1362
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1362
[ 8 ] CVE-2008-1363
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1363
[ 9 ] CVE-2008-1364
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1364
[ 10 ] CVE-2008-1392
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1392
[ 11 ] CVE-2008-1447
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1447
[ 12 ] CVE-2008-1806
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1806
[ 13 ] CVE-2008-1807
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1807
[ 14 ] CVE-2008-1808
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-1808
[ 15 ] CVE-2008-2098
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-2098
[ 16 ] CVE-2008-2100
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-2100
[ 17 ] CVE-2008-2101
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-2101
[ 18 ] CVE-2008-4915
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-4915
[ 19 ] CVE-2008-4916
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-4916
[ 20 ] CVE-2008-4917
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2008-4917
[ 21 ] CVE-2009-0040
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-0040
[ 22 ] CVE-2009-0909
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-0909
[ 23 ] CVE-2009-0910
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-0910
[ 24 ] CVE-2009-1244
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-1244
[ 25 ] CVE-2009-2267
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-2267
[ 26 ] CVE-2009-3707
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-3707
[ 27 ] CVE-2009-3732
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-3732
[ 28 ] CVE-2009-3733
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-3733
[ 29 ] CVE-2009-4811
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-4811
[ 30 ] CVE-2010-1137
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1137
[ 31 ] CVE-2010-1138
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1138
[ 32 ] CVE-2010-1139
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1139
[ 33 ] CVE-2010-1140
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1140
[ 34 ] CVE-2010-1141
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1141
[ 35 ] CVE-2010-1142
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1142
[ 36 ] CVE-2010-1143
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1143
[ 37 ] CVE-2011-3868
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3868

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201209-25.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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