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<glsa id="200711-23">
<title>VMware Workstation and Player: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
VMware guest operating systems might be able to execute arbitrary code with
elevated privileges on the host operating system through multiple flaws.
<product type="ebuild">vmware-workstation vmware-player</product>
<announced>November 18, 2007</announced>
<revised>April 16, 2008: 03</revised>
<package name="app-emulation/vmware-workstation" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
<vulnerable range="eq"></vulnerable>
<package name="app-emulation/vmware-player" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
<vulnerable range="eq"></vulnerable>
VMware Workstation is a virtual machine for developers and system
administrators. VMware Player is a freeware virtualization software
that can run guests produced by other VMware products.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in several VMware
products. Neel Mehta and Ryan Smith (IBM ISS X-Force) discovered that
the DHCP server contains an integer overflow vulnerability
(CVE-2007-0062), an integer underflow vulnerability (CVE-2007-0063) and
another error when handling malformed packets (CVE-2007-0061), leading
to stack-based buffer overflows or stack corruption. Rafal Wojtczvk
(McAfee) discovered two unspecified errors that allow authenticated
users with administrative or login privileges on a guest operating
system to corrupt memory or cause a Denial of Service (CVE-2007-4496,
CVE-2007-4497). Another unspecified vulnerability related to untrusted
virtual machine images was discovered (CVE-2007-5617).
VMware products also shipped code copies of software with several
vulnerabilities: Samba (GLSA-200705-15), BIND (GLSA-200702-06), MIT
Kerberos 5 (GLSA-200707-11), Vixie Cron (GLSA-200704-11), shadow
(GLSA-200606-02), OpenLDAP (CVE-2006-4600), PAM (CVE-2004-0813,
CVE-2007-1716), GCC (CVE-2006-3619) and GDB (CVE-2006-4146).
<impact type="normal">
Remote attackers within a guest system could possibly exploit these
vulnerabilities to execute code on the host system with elevated
privileges or to cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All VMware Workstation users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-;</code>
All VMware Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-emulation/vmware-player-;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2004-0813</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-3619</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-4146</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2006-4600</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-0061</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-0062</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-0063</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-1716</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-4496</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-4497</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-5617</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-02.xml">GLSA-200606-02</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-06.xml">GLSA-200702-06</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-11.xml">GLSA-200704-11</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-15.xml">GLSA-200705-15</uri>
<uri link="/security/en/glsa/glsa-200707-11.xml">GLSA-200707-11</uri>
<uri link="">VMSA-2007-0006</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 07 Nov 2007 01:24:32 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 13 Nov 2007 02:06:33 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 15 Nov 2007 23:43:42 +0000">