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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-1744

Original release date: 05/02/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Directory traversal vulnerability in the Shared Folders feature for VMware Workstation before 5.5.4, when a folder is shared, allows users on the guest system to write to arbitrary files on the host system via the "Backdoor I/O Port" interface.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification
Successful exploitation requires that a folder is shared. Although the "Shared Folders" feature is enabled by default, no folders are shared by default.

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1592
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html#554
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 23721
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070518 VMSA-2007-0004.1 Updated: Multiple Denial-of-Service issues fixed and directory traversal vulnerability
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070507 VMSA-2007-0004 Multiple Denial-of-Service issues fixed
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1017980
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 25079
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070427 VMware Workstation Shared Folders Directory Traversal Vulnerability

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