VMware multiple products named pipes privilege escalation
|vmware-namedpipes-privilege-escalation (41259)||High Risk|
Multiple VMware products could allow a local authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by an error when named pipes are created insecurely. By impersonating the authd process, an attacker could connect to a named pipe and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the authd process.
Refer to VMSA-2008-0005 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See 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-2008-1362: 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 or cause a denial of service by impersonating the authd process through an unspecified use of an insecurely created named pipe
- OSVDB ID: 43901: VMware Multiple Products authd Process Arbitrary Named Pipe Unspecified Local Privilege Escalation
- SA29412: VMware Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SA29413: VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1019621: VMware Windows Hosted Systems Named Pipe Bugs Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
- 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
Mar 17, 2008
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