Vmware multiple products config.ini privilege escalation

vmware-config-privilege-escalation (41252) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Multiple VMware products could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by insecure permissions set on the config.ini file. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by manipulating VMX path parameters to gain access to the VMX process.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.1
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: Single
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to VMSA-2008-0005 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • VMSA-2008-0005: Several critical security vulnerabilities have been addressed in the newest releases of VMware's hosted product line..
  • BID-28276: VMware Server 1.0.5 and Workstation 6.0.3 Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2008-1363: VMware Workstation 6.0.x before 6.0.3 and 5.5.x before 5.5.6, VMware Player 2.0.x before 2.0.3 and 1.0.x before 1.0.6, VMware ACE 2.0.x before 2.0.1 and 1.0.x before 1.0.5, and VMware Server 1.0.x before 1.0.5 on Windows allow local users to gain privileges via an unspecified manipulation of a config.ini file located in an Application Data folder, which can be used for hijacking the VMX process.
  • OSVDB ID: 43897: VMware Multiple Products Application Data Folder config.ini Handling Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA29412: VMware Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA29413: VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019622: VMware VMX Configuration File Access Controls Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
  • VUPEN/ADV-2008-0905: VMware Security Update Fixes Multiple Security Bypass Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.2
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.3
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.4
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.5
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.1
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.2
  • VMware ACE 1.0
  • VMware ACE 2.0
  • VMware Server 1.0.2
  • VMware Server 1.0.3
  • VMware Server 1.0.4
  • VMware Workstation 5.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.3_build_34685
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.3_build_42958
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.4
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.4_build_44386
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.5
  • VMware Workstation 6.0
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.1
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.2

Reported:

Mar 17, 2008

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