Only one advisory today and this relates to the hosted platform and even more rare it is Linux only, So you enterprise and Windows boys can rest easy for once.
|Synopsis:||VMware vmrun utility local privilege escalation|
|Updated on:||2011-03-29 (initial release of advisory)|
The VMware vmrun utility is susceptible to a local privilege escalation in non-standard configurations.
2. Relevant releases
VMware VIX API for Linux 1.10.2 and earlier
VMware Workstation 7.1.3 on Linux and earlier
VMware Workstation 6.5.5 on Linux and earlier
3. Problem Description
a. VMware Linux based vmrun utility local privilege escalation VMware vmrun is a utility that is used to perform various tasks on virtual machines. The vmrun utility runs on any platform with VIX libraries installed. It is installed in VMware Workstation by default.
In non-standard filesystem configurations, an attacker with the ability to place files into a predefined library path, could take execution control of vmrun.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1126 to this issue.
VMware would like to thank Tim Brown for reporting this issue to us.
Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.
|VMware Product||Product Version||Running on||Replace with/Apply Patch|
|VIX API||any||Windows||not affected|
|VIX API||1.x||Linux||patch pending|
|Workstation||7.x||Linux||7.1.4 build 385536 or later|
|Workstation||6.5.x||Linux||updated version of vmrun *|
* Refer to VMware Knowledge Base article 1035509 for the updated version of vmrun for Workstation 6.5.x
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
Workstation for Linux 32-bit with VMware Tools
Workstation for Linux 32-bit without VMware Tools
Workstation for Linux 64-bit with VMware Tools
Workstation for Linux 64-bit without VMware Tools
Workstation 6.5.x – VMware Knowledge Base article 1035509
6. Change log
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Workstation 7.1.4 and KB article 1035509.
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