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Secunia Security Advisory 37172

Secunia Security Advisory 37172
Posted Oct 28, 2009
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in various VMware products, which can be exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual machine to gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 37172

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TITLE:
VMware Products Guest Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA37172

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/37172/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in various VMware products, which
can be exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual machine
to gain escalated privileges.

An error when setting the #PF exception code can be exploited to gain
escalated privileges within the VMware guest.

SOLUTION:
Apply patches (see vendor's advisory for details).

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes, Google Security Team

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
VMSA-2009-0015:
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0015.html

Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes:
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2009-October/071285.html

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Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
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