VMware OVF Tool format string

vmware-ovf-format-string (79922) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


VMware OVF Tool could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a format string error when parsing OVF files. By persuading a victim to load a specially-crafted OVF file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim.


Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5.6
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


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Refer to VMSA-2012-0015 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • VMware OVF Tool 2.1


Nov 08, 2012

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