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Secunia Security Advisory 42453

Secunia Security Advisory 42453
Posted Dec 4, 2010
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Some security issues have been reported in VMware Workstation, Player, and Fusion, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 42453

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TITLE:
VMware Products "vmware-mount" Privilege Escalation Security Issues

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA42453

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/42453/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=42453

RELEASE DATE:
2010-12-04

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/42453/#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/42453/

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=42453

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:
Some security issues have been reported in VMware Workstation,
Player, and Fusion, which can be exploited by malicious, local users
to gain escalated privileges.

1) Race conditions within the "vmware-mount" utility when handling
temporary files during the mounting process can be exploited to e.g.
create files or directories.

2) An error within the "vmware-mount" utility when loading libraries
can be exploited execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

Note: The security issues only affect the Linux version of VMware
Workstation and Player and VMware Fusion for Mac OS/X.

SOLUTION:
Update to a patched version.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
1) Dan Rosenberg
2) The vendor credits Martin Carpenter

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
VMSA-2010-0018:
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000112.html

1) http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/drosenbe/research.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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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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