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Secunia Security Advisory 43885

Secunia Security Advisory 43885
Posted Mar 31, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A security issue has been reported in VMware Workstation, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain potentially escalated privileges.

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Secunia Security Advisory 43885

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TITLE:
VMware Workstation "vmrun" Privilege Escalation Security Issue

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA43885

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/43885/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=43885

RELEASE DATE:
2011-03-31

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/43885/#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/43885/

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=43885

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:
A security issue has been reported in VMware Workstation, which can
be exploited by malicious, local users to gain potentially escalated
privileges.

The security issue is caused due to the vmrun utility incorrectly
loading libraries from a certain directory. This can be exploited to
execute arbitrary code with privileges of the user running vmrun by
causing the utility to load a malicious shared library.

Note: This only affects the Linux version.

SOLUTION:
Update VMware Workstation or apply a fixed version of the vmrun
utility.

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

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Tim Brown.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
VMSA-2011-0006:
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0006.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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