VMware Studio temporary files privilege escalation

studio-tmp-files-privilege-escalation (60351) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

VMware Studio could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by an error when handling temporary files. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain elevated privileges on the 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-2010-0011 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • VMSA-2010-0011: VMware Studio 2.1 addresses security vulnerabilities in virtual appliances created with Studio 2.0.
  • BID-41568: VMWare Studio Temporary Files Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-2427: VMware Studio 2.0 does not properly write to temporary files, which allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.
  • OSVDB ID: 66433: VMware Studio Privilege Unspecified Temporary File Handling Local Privilege Escalation
  • SA40507: VMware Studio Privilege Escalation and Command Execution
  • SECTRACK ID: 1024187: VMware Studio Bugs Let Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Commands and Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

Platforms Affected:

  • VMware Studio 2.0

Reported:

Jul 13, 2010

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