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VMware Player: VMware host memory overwrite vulnerability (data pointers) (VMSA-2012-0009) (CVE-2012-1516)

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VMware Player: VMware host memory overwrite vulnerability (data pointers) (VMSA-2012-0009) (CVE-2012-1516)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/04/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/30/2013
Modified
12/14/2017

Description

The VMX process in VMware ESXi 3.5 through 4.1 and ESX 3.5 through 4.1 does not properly handle RPC commands, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (memory overwrite and process crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host OS via vectors involving data pointers.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-player-upgrade-3_1_6

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