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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0177

Original release date: 01/20/2009
Last revised: 03/10/2011


vmwarebase.dll, as used in the vmware-authd service (aka vmware-authd.exe), in VMware Workstation 6.5.1 build 126130, 6.5.1 and earlier; VMware Player 2.5.1 build 126130, 2.5.1 and earlier; VMware ACE 2.5.1 and earlier; VMware Server 2.0.x before 2.0.1 build 156745; and VMware Fusion before 2.0.2 build 147997 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a long (1) USER or (2) PASS command.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20090403 VMSA-2009-0005 VMware Hosted products, VI Client and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 7647
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0944
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6433
External Source: BID
Name: 34373
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 51180
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021512
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0005.html
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0024
Type: Advisory
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
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6433
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.51 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.8
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.6
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.7
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation:4.5.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.5.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.0.5
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:2.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.05
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.9
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.8
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.7
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player:1.0.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.5.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:vmware:ace:2.5.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:server:2.0.0
* cpe:/a:vmware:fusion:2.0.1 and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)