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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-4294

Original release date: 12/06/2010
Last revised: 12/14/2010


The frame decompression functionality in the VMnc media codec in VMware Movie Decoder before 6.5.5 build 328052 and 7.x before 7.1.2 build 301548, VMware Workstation 6.5.x before 6.5.5 build 328052 and 7.x before 7.1.2 build 301548 on Windows, VMware Player 2.5.x before 2.5.5 build 246459 and 3.x before 3.1.2 build 301548 on Windows, and VMware Server 2.x on Windows does not properly validate an unspecified size field, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a crafted video file.


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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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0018.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024819
External Source: BID
Name: 45169
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20101203 VMSA-2010-0018 VMware hosted products and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-3116
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20101202 VMSA-2010-0018 VMware hosted products and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 69596

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