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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-2217

Original release date: 06/06/2011
Last revised: 09/06/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Certain ActiveX controls in (1) tsgetxu71ex552.dll and (2) tsgetx71ex552.dll in Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory 5.5.2.237, as used in VI Client (aka VMware Infrastructure Client) 2.0.2 before Build 230598 and 2.5 before Build 204931 in VMware Infrastructure 3, do not properly handle attempted initialization within Internet Explorer, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted HTML document.

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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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025602
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0009.html
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44826
Type: Advisory
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20110603 Tom Sawyer GET Extension Factory COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability
External Source: XF
Name: vmware-viclient-code-exec(67816)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 44844
External Source: BID
Name: 48099

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