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VMware Player: A privilege escalation on 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems (VMSA-2008-0018) (CVE-2008-4915)

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VMware Player: A privilege escalation on 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems (VMSA-2008-0018) (CVE-2008-4915)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/10/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/30/2013
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The CPU hardware emulation in VMware Workstation 6.0.5 and earlier and 5.5.8 and earlier; Player 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and 1.0.x through 1.0.8; ACE 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and earlier, and 1.0.x through 1.0.7; Server 1.0.x through 1.0.7; ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5; and ESXi 3.5, when running 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems, does not properly handle the Trap flag, which allows authenticated guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-player-upgrade-1_0_9
  • vmware-player-upgrade-2_5_0

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