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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3761

Original release date: 08/21/2008
Last revised: 04/23/2009


hcmon.sys in VMware Workstation 6.5.1 and earlier, VMware Player 2.5.1 and earlier, VMware ACE 2.5.1 and earlier, and VMware Server 1.0.x before 1.0.9 build 156507 and 2.0.x before 2.0.1 build 156745 uses the METHOD_NEITHER communication method for IOCTLs, which allows local users to cause a denial of service via a crafted IOCTL request.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 30737
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4177
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0005.html
External Source: BID
Name: 34373
External Source: XF
Name: vmware-workstation-hcmon-dos(44539)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0944
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.orange-bat.com/adv/2008/adv.08.17.txt
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6262
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020715
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20090403 VMSA-2009-0005 VMware Hosted products, VI Client and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues
External Source: MLIST
Name: [security-announce] 20090403 VMSA-2009-0005 VMware Hosted products, VI Client and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues

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