Vulnerability CVE-2009-2267


Published: 2009-11-02   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
VMware Workstation 6.5.x before 6.5.3 build 185404, VMware Player 2.5.x before 2.5.3 build 185404, VMware ACE 2.5.x before 2.5.3 build 185404, VMware Server 1.x before 1.0.10 build 203137 and 2.x before 2.0.2 build 203138, VMware Fusion 2.x before 2.0.6 build 196839, VMware ESXi 3.5 and 4.0, and VMware ESX 2.5.5, 3.0.3, 3.5, and 4.0, when Virtual-8086 mode is used, do not properly set the exception code upon a page fault (aka #PF) exception, which allows guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS by specifying a crafted value for the cs register.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Invalid #PF Exception Code in VMware can result in Guest Privilege Escalation
Tavis Ormandy &a...
04.11.2009

Type:

CWE-Other

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.9/10
10/10
3.4/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Vmware -> ACE 
Vmware -> ESX 
Vmware -> ESXI 
Vmware -> Fusion 
Vmware -> Player 
Vmware -> Server 
Vmware -> Workstation 

 References:
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2009/000069.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201209-25.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023082
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023083
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507523/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/507539/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36841
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0015.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3062
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8473

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