Executive Summary

Title VMware vmrun utility local privilege escalation
Name VMSA-2011-0006 First vendor Publication 2011-03-29
Vendor VMware Last vendor Modification 2011-03-29
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 6.9 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 3.4 Authentication None Required
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a. VMware Linux based vmrun utility local privilege escalation

VMware vmrun is a utility that is used to perform various tasks on virtual machines. The vmrun utility runs on any platform with VIX libraries installed. It is installed in VMware Workstation by default.

In non-standard filesystem configurations, an attacker with the ability to place files into a predefined library path, could take execution control of vmrun.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2011-1126 to this issue.

VMware would like to thank Tim Brown for reporting this issue to us.

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0006.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 13
Application 12

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2011-04-11 Name : VMware Workstation 'vmrun' Library Path Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (L...
File : nvt/gb_vmware_workstation_loc_prev_escl_vuln_lin.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
71783 VMware Workstation vmrun Unspecified Shared Library Local Privilege Escalation

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