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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0923

Original release date: 02/25/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Directory traversal vulnerability in the Shared Folders feature for VMWare ACE 1.0.2 and 2.0.2, Player 1.0.4 and 2.0.2, and Workstation 5.5.4 and 6.0.2 allows guest OS users to read and write arbitrary files on the host OS via a multibyte string that produces a wide character string containing .. (dot dot) sequences, which bypasses the protection mechanism, as demonstrated using a "%c0%2e%c0%2e" string.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
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; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0005.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.coresecurity.com/?action=item&id=2129
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ace2/doc/releasenotes_ace2.html
External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20080317 VMSA-2008-0005 Updated VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Fusion resolve critical security issues
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/player/doc/releasenotes_player.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0905
External Source: BID
Name: 27944
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html
External Source: BID
Name: 28276
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/player2/doc/releasenotes_player2.html
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20080225 CORE-2007-0930 Path Traversal vulnerability in VMware's shared folders implementation
External Source: XF
Name: vmware-sharedfolders-directory-traversal(40837)
External Source: SREASON
Name: 3700
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080318 VMSA-2008-0005 Updated VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware Server, VMware ACE, and VMware Fusion resolve critical security issues
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019493
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080225 CORE-2007-0930 Path Traversal vulnerability in VMware's shared folders implementation
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0679
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29117
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1004034

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