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VMWare OVF Tools Format String Vulnerability

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.

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Module Name

exploit/windows/browser/ovftool_format_string

Authors

  • Jeremy Brown
  • juan vazquez <juan.vazquez [at] metasploit.com>

References

Targets

  • VMWare OVF Tools 2.1 on Windows XP SP3

Platforms

  • windows

Reliability

Development

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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