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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0061

Original release date: 09/21/2007
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The DHCP server in EMC VMware Workstation before 5.5.5 Build 56455 and 6.x before 6.0.1 Build 55017, Player before 1.0.5 Build 56455 and Player 2 before 2.0.1 Build 55017, ACE before 1.0.3 Build 54075 and ACE 2 before 2.0.1 Build 55017, and Server before 1.0.4 Build 56528 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed packet that triggers "corrupt stack memory."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (06/03/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of dhcp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070920 VMSA-2007-0006 Critical security updates for all supported versions of VMware ESX Server, VMware Server, VMware Workstation, VMware ACE, and VMware Player
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/server/doc/releasenotes_server.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018717
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/player/doc/releasenotes_player.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3229
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws6/doc/releasenotes_ws6.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-543-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/player2/doc/releasenotes_player2.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ws55/doc/releasenotes_ws55.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ace2/doc/releasenotes_ace2.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: dhcp-malformed-packet-bo(33101)
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 25729
External Source: ISS
Name: 20070919 VMWare DHCP Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/support/ace/doc/releasenotes_ace.html
Type: Patch Information
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-23

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/a:vmware:ace:1.0.3_build_54075 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.0.1_build_55017 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:player:1.0.5_build_56455 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:player:2.0.1_build_55017 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:server:1.0.4_build_56528 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.1 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.3 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.3_build_34685 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:5.5.5_build_56455 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0 and previous versions
cpe:/a:vmware:workstation:6.0.1_build_55017 and previous versions

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