The host is installed with VMWare product(s) that are vulnerable to arbitrary code execution.
Successful exploitation allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the affected system and users could bypass certain security restrictions or can gain escalated privileges. Impact Level : System
Upgrade VMware to below versions, VMware Workstation 6.0.4 or later. www.vmware.com/download/ws/ VMware Player/ACE 2.0.4 or later. www.vmware.com/download/player/ www.vmware.com/download/ace/
VMCI is an optional feature that allows communication with one another. This vulnerability allows the guest systems to execute arbitrary code on the host in the context of vmx process. The issue affects Windows based VMWare hosts only. 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 ACE/Player 2.0.x - 2.0.3 on all Windows VMware Workstation 6.0.x - 6.0.3 on all Windows