The host is installed with VMWare product(s) that are vulnerable to arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
Successful exploitation allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected system and local users could bypass certain security restrictions or can gain escalated privileges. Impact Level: System
Upgrade VMware to, VMware Workstation 6.0.4 or later www.vmware.com/download/ws/ VMware Player 2.0.4 or later www.vmware.com/download/player/
VMware Host Guest File System (HGFS) shared folders feature allows users to transfer data between a guest operating system and the host operating system. A heap buffer overflow exists in VMware HGFS which allows guest system to execute code in the context of vmx process on the host. The issue exists only when VMWare system has shared folder enabled. Successful exploitation requires that the vix.inGuest.enable configuration value is enabled
VMware Player 2.0.x - 2.0.3 on Linux VMware Workstation 6.0.x - 6.0.3 on Linux