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VMware Workstation: VMware Workstation and Player Weak permissions on process threads vulnerability (VMSA-2012-0015) (CVE-2012-5458)

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VMware Workstation: VMware Workstation and Player Weak permissions on process threads vulnerability (VMSA-2012-0015) (CVE-2012-5458)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/14/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/18/2014
Modified
05/27/2016

Description

VMware Workstation 8.x before 8.0.5 and VMware Player 4.x before 4.0.5 on Windows use weak permissions for unspecified process threads, which allows host OS users to gain host OS privileges via a crafted application.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-workstation-upgrade-8_0_5

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