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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2628

Original release date: 09/08/2009
Last revised: 09/28/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The VMnc media codec in vmnc.dll in VMware Movie Decoder before 6.5.3 build 185404, VMware Workstation 6.5.x before 6.5.3 build 185404, VMware Player 2.5.x before 2.5.3 build 185404, and VMware ACE 2.5.x before 2.5.3 build 185404 on Windows does not properly handle certain small heights in video content, which might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted AVI file that triggers heap memory corruption.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
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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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#444513
External Source: BID
Name: 36290
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0012.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34938
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20090904 VMSA-2009-0012 VMware Movie Decoder, VMware Workstation, VMware Player, and VMware ACE resolve security issues.
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090905 VMSA-2009-0012 VMware Movie Decoder, VMware Workstation, VMware Player, and VMware ACE resolve security issues.
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2553
Type: Advisory

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