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VMWare OVF Tools Format String Vulnerability

Disclosed
11/08/2012
Created
05/30/2018

Description

This module exploits a format string vulnerability in VMWare OVF Tools 2.1 for Windows. The vulnerability occurs when printing error messages while parsing a a malformed OVF file. The module has been tested successfully with VMWare OVF Tools 2.1 on Windows XP SP3.

Author(s)

  • Jeremy Brown
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez@metasploit.com>

Platform

Windows

Development

References

Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/browser/ovftool_format_string
msf exploit(ovftool_format_string) > show targets
    ...targets...
msf exploit(ovftool_format_string) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(ovftool_format_string) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(ovftool_format_string) > exploit

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