Executive Summary

Summary
TitleVMware Workstation host privilege escalation vulnerability
Informations
NameVMSA-2013-0013First vendor Publication2013-11-14
VendorVMwareLast vendor Modification2013-11-14
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score7.2Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

a. VMware shared library privilege escalation

VMware Workstation and VMware Player contain a vulnerability in the handling of shared libraries. This issue may allow a local malicious user to escalate their privileges to root on the host OS.

The vulnerability does not allow for privilege escalation from the Guest Operating System to the host or vice-versa.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2013-5972 to this issue.

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2013-0013.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
100 %CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application3
Application3

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

DateDescription
2013-11-21IAVM : 2013-A-0221 - Multiple Vulnerabilties in VMware Player
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0042382
2013-11-21IAVM : 2013-A-0222 - Multiple Vulnerabilties in VMware Workstation
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0042383

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2013-11-22Name : The remote host contains software with a known, local privilege escalation vu...
File : vmware_player_linux_5_0_3.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-11-22Name : The remote host contains software with known, local privilege escalation vuln...
File : vmware_workstation_linux_9_0_3.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2014-02-17 12:07:28
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2013-11-25 17:21:15
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2013-11-19 13:34:58
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2013-11-18 13:23:56
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2013-11-15 05:18:40
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