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VMware Workstation and Player: Multiple vulnerabilities

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VMware Workstation and Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
VMware Workstation and Player: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200711-23
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: VMware Workstation and Player: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: November 18, 2007
      Bugs: #193196
        ID: 200711-23

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Synopsis
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VMware guest operating systems might be able to execute arbitrary code
with elevated privileges on the host operating system through multiple
flaws.

Background
=========
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.

Affected packages
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     Package             /    Vulnerable    /               Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  vmware-workstation      < 6.0.1.55017             *>= 5.5.5.56455
                                                        >= 6.0.1.55017
  2  vmware-player           < 2.0.1.55017             *>= 1.0.5.56455
                                                        >= 2.0.1.55017
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
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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
=====
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.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All VMware Workstation users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-5.5.5.56455"

All VMware Player users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
">=app-emulation/vmware-player-1.0.5.56455"

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CVE-2004-0813
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0813 
  [ 2 ] CVE-2006-3619
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3619 
  [ 3 ] CVE-2006-4146
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4146 
  [ 4 ] CVE-2006-4600
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4600 
  [ 5 ] CVE-2007-0061
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0061 
  [ 6 ] CVE-2007-0062
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0062 
  [ 7 ] CVE-2007-0063
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0063 
  [ 8 ] CVE-2007-1716
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1716 
  [ 9 ] CVE-2007-4496
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4496 
  [ 10 ] CVE-2007-4497
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4497 
  [ 11 ] CVE-2007-5617
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5617 
  [ 12 ] GLSA-200606-02
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200606-02.xml 
  [ 13 ] GLSA-200702-06
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200702-06.xml 
  [ 14 ] GLSA-200704-11
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-11.xml 
  [ 15 ] GLSA-200705-15
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200705-15.xml 
  [ 16 ] GLSA-200707-11
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200707-11.xml 
  [ 17 ] VMSA-2007-0006

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2007/000001.html 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-23.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 
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