Multiple VMware products hcmon.sys denial of service
|vmware-hcmon-dos (44539)||Medium Risk|
VMware Workstation, Player, ACE and Server are vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an error in the hcmon.sys service. By sending a specially-crafted IOCTL request, a local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the affected application to crash.
Denial of Service
Refer to VMSA-2009-0005 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- VMSA-2009-0005: VMware Hosted products, VI Client and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues.
- VMware Web site: VMware Workstation.
- BID-30737: VMware Workstation 'hcmon.sys' Local Denial Of Service Vulnerability
- BID-34373: VMware Hosted Products VMSA-2009-0005 Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2008-3761: hcmon.sys in VMware Workstation 6.5.1 and earlier, VMware Player 2.5.1 and earlier, VMware ACE 2.5.1 and earlier, and VMware Server 1.0.x before 1.0.9 build 156507 and 2.0.x before 2.0.1 build 156745 uses the METHOD_NEITHER communication method for IOCTLs, which allows local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted IOCTL request.
- OSVDB ID: 48051: VMware Workstation hcmon.sys Crafted IOCTL Request Local DoS
- OSVDB ID: 53695: VMware Multiple Products on Windows hcmon.sys Crafted IOCTL Handling Unspecified Local DoS
- SECTRACK ID: 1020715: VMware Workstation 'hcmon.sys' IOCTL Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Deny Service
- VMware Workstation 6.0.0_build_45731
Aug 18, 2008
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