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VMware Fusion: VMware VMCI privilege escalation (VMSA-2013-0002) (CVE-2013-1406)

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VMware Fusion: VMware VMCI privilege escalation (VMSA-2013-0002) (CVE-2013-1406)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/11/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/18/2014
Modified
02/18/2014

Description

The Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) implementation in vmci.sys in VMware Workstation 8.x before 8.0.5 and 9.x before 9.0.1 on Windows, VMware Fusion 4.1 before 4.1.4 and 5.0 before 5.0.2, VMware View 4.x before 4.6.2 and 5.x before 5.1.2 on Windows, VMware ESXi 4.0 through 5.1, and VMware ESX 4.0 and 4.1 does not properly restrict memory allocation by control code, which allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-fusion-upgrade-4_1_4
  • vmware-fusion-upgrade-5_0_2

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