National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2013-1662
Original release date:08/24/2013
vmware-mount in VMware Workstation 8.x and 9.x and VMware Player 4.x and 5.x, on systems based on Debian GNU/Linux, allows host OS users to gain host OS privileges via a crafted lsb_release binary in a directory in the PATH, related to use of the popen library function.
"The issue is present when Workstation or Player are installed on a Debian-based version of Linux."
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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: CONFIRM
External Source: MISC
- Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)