ID CVE-2008-2100
Summary Multiple buffer overflows in VIX API 1.1.x before 1.1.4 build 93057 on VMware Workstation 5.x and 6.x, VMware Player 1.x and 2.x, VMware ACE 2.x, VMware Server 1.x, VMware Fusion 1.x, VMware ESXi 3.5, and VMware ESX 3.0.1 through 3.5 allow guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the host OS via unspecified vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • VMWare ACE 1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.0
  • VMware ACE 1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.1
  • VMware ACE 1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.2
  • VMWare ACE 1.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.3
  • VMWare ACE 1.0.3 Build 54075
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.3_build_54075
  • VMware ACE 1.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.4
  • VMware ACE 1.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:1.0.5
  • VMWare ACE 2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:2.0
  • VMware ACE 2.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:2.0.1
  • VMware ACE 2.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:2.0.2
  • VMware ACE 2.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:ace:2.0.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esx_server:3.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esxi:3.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:esxi:3.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:1.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:1.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:1.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:1.1.1
  • VMware Player 1.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:1.0.0
  • VMware Player 1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:1.0.1
  • VMware Player 1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:1.0.2
  • VMware Player 1.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:1.0.3
  • VMWare Player 1.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:1.0.4
  • VMware Player 1.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:1.0.5
  • VMware Player 1.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:1.0.6
  • VMWare Player 2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.0
  • VMware Player 2.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.0.1
  • VMware Player 2.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.0.2
  • VMware Player 2.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.0.3
  • VMWare VMware Server 1.0.1.29996
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:server:1.0.1_build_29996
  • VMWare Server 1.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:server:1.0.3
  • VMWare VMware Server 1.0.4.56528
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:server:1.0.4_build_56528
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_server:1.0.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.6
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:5.5.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_workstation:6.0.3
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.0.0 build13124
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.0.0_build_13124
  • VMWare VMWare 5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.5.0 build13124
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.0_build_13124
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.1
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.5.1 build19175
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.1_build_19175
  • VMWare VMWare 5.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.3
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.5.3 build 34685
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.3_build_34685
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.5.3 build 42958
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.3_build_42958
  • VMWare VMWare 5.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.4
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.5.4 build 44386
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.4_build_44386
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 5.5.5.56455
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:5.5.5_build_56455
  • VMWare VMWare 6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:6.0
  • VMWare VMWare Workstation 6.0.1.55017
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:6.0.1_build_55017
  • VMWare ESX 3.0.0
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esx:3.0.0
  • VMWare ESX 3.0.1
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esx:3.0.1
  • VMWare ESX 3.0.2
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esx:3.0.2
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 06-06-2008 - 09:12)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id VMWARE_MULTIPLE_VMSA_2008_0009.NASL
    description A VMware product installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities. - A local privilege escalation issue in 'HGFS.sys' driver included with the VMware Tools package, could allow an unprivileged guest user to execute arbitrary code on the guest system. It should be noted that installing the new releases of the affected product will not resolve the issue. In order to successfully apply this patch VMware Tools package should be updated on each Windows based guest followed by a reboot of the guest system. (CVE-2007-5671) - Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities in VMware VIX API, which is disabled by default, could allow arbitrary code execution on the host system from the guest operating system. (CVE-2008-2100)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 33105
    published 2008-06-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33105
    title VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2008-0009)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201209-25.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-25 (VMware Player, Server, Workstation: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware Player, Server, and Workstation. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : Local users may be able to gain escalated privileges, cause a Denial of Service, or gain sensitive information. A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code, or a Denial of Service. Remote attackers also may be able to spoof DNS traffic, read arbitrary files, or inject arbitrary web script to the VMware Server Console. Furthermore, guest OS users may be able to execute arbitrary code on the host OS, gain escalated privileges on the guest OS, or cause a Denial of Service (crash the host OS). Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-02-07
    plugin id 62383
    published 2012-10-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=62383
    title GLSA-201209-25 : VMware Player, Server, Workstation: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id VMWARE_VIX_API_BUFFER_OVERFLOW.NASL
    description VMware VIX, an application programming interface to manipulate virtual machines is installed on the remote host. The installed version of VMware VIX API is affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities. Successful exploitation of these issues could allow arbitrary code execution on the host operating system from the guest system.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 33106
    published 2008-06-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33106
    title VMware VIX API Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2008-0009.NASL
    description a. VMware Tools Local Privilege Escalation on Windows-based guest OS The VMware Tools Package provides support required for shared folders (HGFS) and other features. An input validation error is present in the Windows-based VMware HGFS.sys driver. Exploitation of this flaw might result in arbitrary code execution on the guest system by an unprivileged guest user. It doesn't matter on what host the Windows guest OS is running, as this is a guest driver vulnerability and not a vulnerability on the host. The HGFS.sys driver is present in the guest operating system if the VMware Tools package is loaded. Even if the host has HGFS disabled and has no shared folders, Windows-based guests may be affected. This is regardless if a host supports HGFS. This issue could be mitigated by removing the VMware Tools package from Windows based guests. However this is not recommended as it would impact usability of the product. NOTE: Installing the new hosted release or ESX patches will not remediate the issue. The VMware Tools packages will need to be updated on each Windows-based guest followed by a reboot of the guest system. VMware would like to thank iDefense and Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5671 to this issue. b. Privilege escalation on ESX or Linux based hosted operating systems This update fixes a security issue related to local exploitation of an untrusted library path vulnerability in vmware-authd. In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must have local access and the ability to execute the set-uid vmware-authd binary on an affected system. Exploitation of this flaw might result in arbitrary code execution on the Linux host system by an unprivileged user. VMware would like to thank iDefense for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0967 to this issue. c. Openwsman Invalid Content-Length Vulnerability Openwsman is a system management platform that implements the Web Services Management protocol (WS-Management). It is installed and running by default. It is used in the VMware Management Service Console and in ESXi. The openwsman management service on ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 is vulnerable to a privilege escalation vulnerability, which may allow users with non-privileged ESX or Virtual Center accounts to gain root privileges. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need a local ESX account or a VirtualCenter account with the Host.Cim.CimInteraction permission. Systems with no local ESX accounts and no VirtualCenter accounts with the Host.Cim.CimInteraction permission are not vulnerable. This vulnerability cannot be exploited by users without valid login credentials. Discovery: Alexander Sotirov, VMware Security Research The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-2097 to this issue. d. VMware VIX Application Programming Interface (API) Memory Overflow Vulnerabilities The VIX API (also known as 'Vix') is an API that lets users write scripts and programs to manipulate virtual machines. Multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities are present in the VIX API. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities might result in a privilege escalation on the host system. This exploit scenario is relevant for all affected products. On VC, ESX30x, and ESX35, users need to have the VM Interaction Privilege in order to exploit the vulnerability. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities might also result in code execution on the host system from the guest system or on the service console in ESX Server from the guest operating system. This exploit scenario is relevant for Workstation 6.0.x (version 6.0.3 and below), Player 2.0.x (version 2.0.3 and below), ACE 2.0.x (version 2.0.3 and below), Server 1.0.x (version 1.0.5 and below), and ESX3.5. The parameter 'vix.inGuest.enable' in the VMware configuration file must be set to true to allow for exploitation on these products. Note that the parameter 'vix-inGuest.enable' is set to false by default. The parameter 'vix.inGuest.enable' is present in the following products : VMware Workstation 6.0.2 and higher VMware ACE 6.0.2 and higher VMware Server 1.06 and higher VMware Fusion 1.1.2 and higher ESX Server 3.0 and higher ESX Server 3.5 and higher In previous versions of VMware products where the VIX API was introduced, the VIX API couldn't be disabled. This vulnerability is present in ESX and the hosted products even if you have not installed the VIX API. To patch your system you will need to update to the new hosted product version or to apply the appropriate ESX patch. It is not necessary to update the VIX API if you have installed the VIX API. VMware would like to thank Andrew Honig of the Department of Defense for reporting this issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-2100 to this issue. II Service Console rpm updates NOTE: ESXi and hosted products are not affected by any service console security updates a. Security update for cyrus-sasl Updated cyrus-sasl package for the ESX Service Console corrects a security issue found in the DIGEST-MD5 authentication mechanism of Cyrus' implementation of Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL). As a result of this issue in the authentication mechanism, a remote unauthenticated attacker might be able to cause a denial of service error on the service console. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2006-1721 to this issue. b. Security update for tcltk An input validation flaw was discovered in Tk's GIF image handling. A code-size value read from a GIF image was not properly validated before being used, leading to a buffer overflow. A specially crafted GIF file could use this to cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the privileges of the application using the Tk graphical toolkit. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0553 to this issue. A buffer overflow flaw was discovered in Tk's animated GIF image handling. An animated GIF containing an initial image smaller than subsequent images could cause a crash or, potentially, execute code with the privileges of the application using the Tk library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5378 to this issue. A flaw first discovered in the Tcl regular expression engine used in the PostgreSQL database server, resulted in an infinite loop when processing certain regular expressions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-4772 to this issue. c. Security update for unzip This patch includes a moderate security update to the service console that fixes a flaw in unzip. An attacker could execute malicious code with a user's privileges if the user ran unzip on a file designed to leverage this flaw. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0888 to this issue. d. Security update for krb5 KDC in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5kdc) does not set a global variable for some krb4 message types, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted messages that trigger a NULL pointer dereference or double-free. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0062 to this issue. NOTE: ESX doesn't contain the krb5kdc binary and is not vulnerable to this issue. The Kerberos 4 support in KDC in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5kdc) does not properly clear the unused portion of a buffer when generating an error message, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, aka 'Uninitialized stack values.' The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0063 to this issue. NOTE: ESX doesn't contain the krb5kdc binary and is not vulnerable to this issue. Buffer overflow in the RPC library (lib/rpc/rpc_dtablesize.c) used by libgssrpc and kadmind in MIT Kerberos 5 (krb5) 1.2.2, and probably other versions before 1.3, when running on systems whose unistd.h does not define the FD_SETSIZE macro, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code by triggering a large number of open file descriptors. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0948 to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 40378
    published 2009-07-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40378
    title VMSA-2008-0009 : Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues
oval via4
  • accepted 2010-05-17T04:00:02.285-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Michael Wood
      organization Hewlett-Packard
    • name J. Daniel Brown
      organization DTCC
    definition_extensions
    • comment VMWare ESX Server 3.0.2 is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5613
    • comment VMWare ESX Server 3.0.1 is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5367
    description Multiple buffer overflows in VIX API 1.1.x before 1.1.4 build 93057 on VMware Workstation 5.x and 6.x, VMware Player 1.x and 2.x, VMware ACE 2.x, VMware Server 1.x, VMware Fusion 1.x, VMware ESXi 3.5, and VMware ESX 3.0.1 through 3.5 allow guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the host OS via unspecified vectors.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5081
    status accepted
    submitted 2008-06-10T15:10:44.000-05:00
    title VMware Buffer Overflows in VIX API Let Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
    version 5
  • accepted 2010-05-17T04:00:05.259-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Michael Wood
      organization Hewlett-Packard
    • name J. Daniel Brown
      organization DTCC
    definition_extensions
    • comment VMWare ESX Server 3.0.2 is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5613
    • comment VMWare ESX Server 3.0.1 is installed
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5367
    description Multiple buffer overflows in VIX API 1.1.x before 1.1.4 build 93057 on VMware Workstation 5.x and 6.x, VMware Player 1.x and 2.x, VMware ACE 2.x, VMware Server 1.x, VMware Fusion 1.x, VMware ESXi 3.5, and VMware ESX 3.0.1 through 3.5 allow guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the host OS via unspecified vectors.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5647
    status accepted
    submitted 2008-06-10T15:10:44.000-05:00
    title VMware Buffer Overflows in VIX API Let Local Users Execute Arbitrary Code
    version 7
refmap via4
bid 29552
bugtraq 20080604 VMSA-2008-0009 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues
confirm http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0009.html
gentoo GLSA-201209-25
sectrack 1020200
secunia 30556
sreason 3922
vupen ADV-2008-1744
xf vmware-vixapi-multiple-unspecified-bo(42872)
Last major update 14-05-2013 - 22:41
Published 05-06-2008 - 16:32
Last modified 30-10-2018 - 12:26
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