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CVE-2013-5973

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Overview

VMware ESXi 4.0 through 5.5 and ESX 4.0 and 4.1 allow local users to read or modify arbitrary files by leveraging the Virtual Machine Power User or Resource Pool Administrator role for a vCenter Server Add Existing Disk action with a (1) -flat, (2) -rdm, or (3) -rdmp filename.

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VMware Security Advisory 2013-0016
Posted Dec 23, 2013
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2013-0016 - VMware ESXi and ESX contain a vulnerability in the handling of certain Virtual Machine file descriptors. This issue may allow an unprivileged vCenter Server user with the privilege “Add Existing Disk" to obtain read and write access to arbitrary files on ESXi or ESX. On ESX, an unprivileged local user may obtain read and write access to arbitrary files. Modifying certain files may allow for code execution after a host reboot.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local, code execution
advisories | CVE-2013-5973
MD5 | f235de8b15df97d4050dafe7867aba5b
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