VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, and Server OpenProcess privilege escalation

vmware-openprocess-privilege-escalation (44795) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, and Server contain an unspecified vulnerability related to an error in OpenProcess which could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the vulnerable system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 4.6
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Privileges

Remedy:

Refer to VMSA-2008-0 014 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Fri Aug 29 2008 - 19:08:36 CDT : VMSA-2008-0014 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Server, VMware ESX address information disclosure, privilege escalation and other security issues..
  • VMSA-2008-0014: Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Server, VMware ESX address information disclosure, privilege escalation and other security issues..
  • VMware Workstation Web site: VMware Workstation.
  • BID-30936: VMware OpenProcess Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2008-3698: Unspecified vulnerability in the OpenProcess function in VMware Workstation 5.5.x before 5.5.8 build 108000, VMware Workstation 6.0.x before 6.0.5 build 109488, VMware Player 1.x before 1.0.8 build 108000, VMware Player 2.x before 2.0.5 build 109488, VMware ACE 1.x before 1.0.7 build 108880, VMware ACE 2.x before 2.0.5 build 109488, and VMware Server before 1.0.7 build 108231 on Windows allows local host OS users to gain privileges on the host OS via unknown vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 48253: VMware Workstation OpenProcess Function Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA31707: VMware Workstation Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1020790: VMware Workstation/ACE/Player/Server OpenProcess Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • EMC VMware Player 1.0
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.1
  • 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 1.0.6
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.7
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.8
  • EMC VMware Player 1.0.8_build_109488
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.1
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.2
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.3
  • EMC VMware Player 2.0.4
  • VMware ACE 1.0
  • VMware ACE 1.0.1
  • VMware ACE 1.0.2
  • VMware ACE 1.0.3
  • VMware ACE 1.0.4
  • VMware ACE 1.0.5
  • VMware ACE 1.0.6
  • VMware ACE 1.0.7
  • VMware ACE 1.0.7_build_108231
  • VMware ACE 2.0
  • VMware ACE 2.0.1
  • VMware ACE 2.0.2
  • VMware ACE 2.0.3
  • VMware ACE 2.0.4
  • VMware Server 1.0
  • VMware Server 1.0.1
  • VMware Server 1.0.2
  • VMware Server 1.0.3
  • VMware Server 1.0.4
  • VMware Server 1.0.5
  • VMware Server 1.0.6
  • VMware Server 1.0.7
  • VMware Server 1.0.7_build_108231
  • VMware Workstation 5.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.1
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.2
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.3
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.4
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.5
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.6
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.7
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.8
  • VMware Workstation 5.5.8_build_108000
  • VMware Workstation 6.0
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.1
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.2
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.3
  • VMware Workstation 6.0.4

Reported:

Aug 29, 2008

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