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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4915

Original release date: 11/10/2008
Last revised: 05/14/2013


The CPU hardware emulation in VMware Workstation 6.0.5 and earlier and 5.5.8 and earlier; Player 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and 1.0.x through 1.0.8; ACE 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and earlier, and 1.0.x through 1.0.7; Server 1.0.x through 1.0.7; ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5; and ESXi 3.5, when running 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems, does not properly handle the Trap flag, which allows authenticated guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (HIGH) (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: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201209-25
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3052
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6309
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021154
External Source: BID
Name: 32168
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32624
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Security-announce] 20081106 VMSA-2008-0018 VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve two security issues
External Source: XF
Name: vmware-cpuhardware-priv-escalation(46415)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0018.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32612
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081107 VMSA-2008-0018 VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve two security issues

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6309
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.7
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.6
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5
* cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.8 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:2.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.7 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:2.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:player:2.0.4 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.7 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.0.5 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.7
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.8 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:esxi:3.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:esx:3.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:esx:3.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:esx:3.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:esx:2.5.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:esx:2.5.4
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)