Multiple VMware products DHCP server integer underflow

dhcp-param-underflow (33103) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

VMware Player, Workstation, Server, and ACE are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow in the built-in Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server caused by an integer underflow. By sending a malformed DHCP packet, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 10
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

For VMware Workstation 6.0.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of VMware Workstation (6.0.1 Build 55017 or later), available from the VMware Web site. See References.

For VMware Workstation 5.5.4:
Upgrade to the latest version of VMware Workstation (5.5.5 Build 56455 or later), available from the VMware Web site. See References.

For VMware Player 2.0.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of VMware Player (2.0.1 Build 55017 or later), available from the VMware Web site. See References.

For VMware Player 1.0.4:
Upgrade to the latest version of VMware Player (1.0.5 Build 56455 or later), available from the VMware Web site. See References.

For VMware Server 1.0.3:
Upgrade to the latest version of VMware Server (1.0.4 Build 56528 or later), available from the VMware Web site. See References.

For VMware ACE 2.0.0:
Upgrade to the latest version of VMware ACE (2.0.1 Build 55017 or later), available from the VMware Web site. See References.

For VMware ACE 1.0.3:
Upgrade to the latest version of VMware ACE (1.0.4 Build 54075 or later), available from the VMware Web site. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu 7.04
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.5_build_56455
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.1_build_55017
  • Gentoo Linux
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 ES
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 2.1 AS
  • RedHat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 Itanium
  • VMware ACE 1.0
  • VMware ACE 1.0.3_build_54075
  • VMware ACE 2.0.1_build_55017
  • VMware ESX Server 2.0.2
  • VMware ESX Server 2.1.3
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.3
  • VMware ESX Server 2.5.4
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.0
  • VMware ESX Server 3.0.1
  • VMware Server 1.0.4_build_56528
  • VMware Workstation 5.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.1
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.3
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.3_build_34685
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.5_build_56455
  • VMware Workstation 6.0
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.1_build_55017

Reported:

Sep 19, 2007

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