VMware Workstation, Fusion, ESXi and ESX patches address a vulnerability in the LGTOSYNC.SYS driver which could result in a privilege escalation on older Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.
Apply the missing patch(es).
a. VMware LGTOSYNC privilege escalation. VMware ESX, Workstation and Fusion contain a vulnerability in the handling of control code in lgtosync.sys. A local malicious user may exploit this vulnerability to manipulate the memory allocation. This could result in a privilege escalation on 32-bit Guest Operating Systems running Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP or Windows 2003 Server on ESXi and ESX or Windows XP on Workstation and Fusion. The vulnerability does not allow for privilege escalation from the Guest Operating System to the host. This means that host memory can not be manipulated from the Guest Operating System.
VMware Workstation 9.x prior to version 9.0.3 VMware Player 5.x prior to version 5.0.3 VMware Fusion 5.x prior to version 5.0.4 VMware ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201304102 VMware ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201303102 VMware ESXi 4.1 without patch ESXi410-201301402 VMware ESXi 4.0 without patch ESXi400-201305401 VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201301401 VMware ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-201305401
Checks for missing patches.
Updated on 2015-03-25
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- VMSA-2013-0003 VMware vCenter Server, ESXi and ESX address an NFC Protocol memory corruption and third party library security issues.
- VMSA-2013-0002 VMware ESX, Workstation, Fusion, and View VMCI privilege escalation vulnerability
- VMSA-2010-0016 VMware ESXi and ESX third party updates for Service Console and Likewise components
- VMSA-2013-0012 VMware vSphere updates address multiple vulnerabilities