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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1787

Original release date: 06/06/2011
Last revised: 11/23/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Race condition in mount.vmhgfs in the VMware Host Guest File System (HGFS) in VMware Workstation 7.1.x before 7.1.4, VMware Player 3.1.x before 3.1.4, VMware Fusion 3.1.x before 3.1.3, VMware ESXi 3.5 though 4.1, and VMware ESX 3.0.3 through 4.1 allows guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS by mounting a filesystem on top of an arbitrary directory.

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: BID
Name: 48098
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0009.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2011:0617
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025601
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44904
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44840

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