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VMware Player: VMware ROM Overwrite Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2012-0006) (CVE-2012-1515)

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VMware Player: VMware ROM Overwrite Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2012-0006) (CVE-2012-1515)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
04/02/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/30/2013
Modified
12/07/2017

Description

VMware ESXi 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1 and ESX 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1 do not properly implement port-based I/O operations, which allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges by overwriting memory locations in a read-only memory block associated with the Virtual DOS Machine.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-player-upgrade-3_1_2

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