VMware Workstation and Player DLL code execution
|workstation-dll-code-exec (79923)||High Risk|
WMware Workstation and Player could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the loading of a dynamic-linked library in an insecure manner. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file from a WebDAV or SMB share, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.
Refer to VMSA-2012-0015 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- VMSA-2012-0015: VMware Hosted Products and OVF Tool address security issues.
- BID-56470: VMware Player and Workstation Insecure Library Loading Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2012-5459: Untrusted search path vulnerability in VMware Workstation 8.x before 8.0.5 and VMware Player 4.x before 4.0.5 on Windows allows host OS users to gain host OS privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in a system folder.
- OSVDB ID: 87119: VMware Multiple Product Path Subversion Arbitrary DLL Injection Code Execution
- SA51237: VMware Workstation / Player Multiple Vulnerabilities
- Vmware Player 4.0
- Vmware Workstation 8.0
Nov 08, 2012
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