ID CVE-2010-1139
Summary Format string vulnerability in vmrun in VMware VIX API 1.6.x, VMware Workstation 6.5.x before 6.5.4 build 246459, VMware Player 2.5.x before 2.5.4 build 246459, and VMware Server 2.x on Linux, and VMware Fusion 2.x before 2.0.7 build 246742, allows local users to gain privileges via format string specifiers in process metadata.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • VMware Workstation 6.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:6.5.0
  • VMWare Workstation 6.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:6.5.1
  • VMWare Workstation 6.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:6.5.2
  • VMWare Workstation 6.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:6.5.3
  • VMware Player 2.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.5
  • VMware Player 2.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.5.1
  • VMware Player 2.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.5.2
  • Linux Kernel
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel
  • VMware Player 2.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:2.5.3
  • VMware Server 2.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:server:2.0.0
  • VMware Server 2.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:server:2.0.1
  • VMware Server 2.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:server:2.0.2
  • Linux Kernel
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.6
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0.6
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:2.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vix_api:1.6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vix_api:1.6.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vix_api:1.6.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vix_api:1.6.1
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 13-04-2010 - 13:13)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-134
CAPEC
  • Format String Injection
    An attacker includes formatting characters in a string input field on the target application. Most applications assume that users will provide static text and may respond unpredictably to the presence of formatting character. For example, in certain functions of the C programming languages such as printf, the formatting character %s will print the contents of a memory location expecting this location to identify a string and the formatting character %n prints the number of DWORD written in the memory. An attacker can use this to read or write to memory locations or files, or simply to manipulate the value of the resulting text in unexpected ways. Reading or writing memory may result in program crashes and writing memory could result in the execution of arbitrary code if the attacker can write to the program stack.
  • String Format Overflow in syslog()
    This attack targets the format string vulnerabilities in the syslog() function. An attacker would typically inject malicious input in the format string parameter of the syslog function. This is a common problem, and many public vulnerabilities and associated exploits have been posted.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • 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
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    title GLSA-201209-25 : VMware Player, Server, Workstation: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2010-0007.NASL
    description a. Windows-based VMware Tools Unsafe Library Loading vulnerability A vulnerability in the way VMware libraries are referenced allows for arbitrary code execution in the context of the logged on user. This vulnerability is present only on Windows Guest Operating Systems. In order for an attacker to exploit the vulnerability, the attacker would need to lure the user that is logged on a Windows Guest Operating System to click on the attacker's file on a network share. This file could be in any file format. The attacker will need to have the ability to host their malicious files on a network share. VMware would like to thank Jure Skofic and Mitja Kolsek of ACROS Security (http://www.acrossecurity.com) for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1141 to this issue. Steps needed to remediate this vulnerability : Guest systems on VMware Workstation, Player, ACE, Server, Fusion - Install the remediated version of Workstation, Player, ACE, Server and Fusion. - Upgrade tools in the virtual machine (virtual machine users will be prompted to upgrade). Guest systems on ESX 4.0, 3.5, 3.0.3, 2.5.5, ESXi 4.0, 3.5 - Install the relevant patches (see below for patch identifiers) - Manually upgrade tools in the virtual machine (virtual machine users will not be prompted to upgrade). Note the VI Client will not show the VMware tools is out of date in the summary tab. Please see http://tinyurl.com/27mpjo page 80 for details. b. Windows-based VMware Tools Arbitrary Code Execution vulnerability A vulnerability in the way VMware executables are loaded allows for arbitrary code execution in the context of the logged on user. This vulnerability is present only on Windows Guest Operating Systems. In order for an attacker to exploit the vulnerability, the attacker would need to be able to plant their malicious executable in a certain location on the Virtual Machine of the user. On most recent versions of Windows (XP, Vista) the attacker would need to have administrator privileges to plant the malicious executable in the right location. Steps needed to remediate this vulnerability: See section 3.a. VMware would like to thank Mitja Kolsek of ACROS Security (http://www.acrossecurity.com) for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1142 to this issue. Refer to the previous table in section 3.a for what action remediates the vulnerability (column 4) if a solution is available. See above for remediation details. c. Windows-based VMware Workstation and Player host privilege escalation A vulnerability in the USB service allows for a privilege escalation. A local attacker on the host of a Windows-based Operating System where VMware Workstation or VMware Player is installed could plant a malicious executable on the host and elevate their privileges. In order for an attacker to exploit the vulnerability, the attacker would need to be able to plant their malicious executable in a certain location on the host machine. On most recent versions of Windows (XP, Vista) the attacker would need to have administrator privileges to plant the malicious executable in the right location. VMware would like to thank Thierry Zoller for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1140 to this issue. d. Third-party library update for libpng to version 1.2.37 The libpng libraries through 1.2.35 contain an uninitialized- memory-read bug that may have security implications. Specifically, 1-bit (2-color) interlaced images whose widths are not divisible by 8 may result in several uninitialized bits at the end of certain rows in certain interlace passes being returned to the user. An application that failed to mask these out-of-bounds pixels might display or process them, albeit presumably with benign results in most cases. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2042 to this issue. e. VMware VMnc Codec heap overflow vulnerabilities The VMware movie decoder contains the VMnc media codec that is required to play back movies recorded with VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VMware ACE, in any compatible media player. The movie decoder is installed as part of VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VMware ACE, or can be downloaded as a stand alone package. Vulnerabilities in the decoder allow for execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running an application utilizing the vulnerable codec. For an attack to be successful the user must be tricked into visiting a malicious web page or opening a malicious video file on a system that has the vulnerable version of the VMnc codec installed. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2009-1564 and CVE-2009-1565 to these issues. VMware would like to thank iDefense, Sebastien Renaud of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team (http://www.vupen.com) and Alin Rad Pop of Secunia Research for reporting these issues to us. To remediate the above issues either install the stand alone movie decoder or update your product using the table below. f. VMware Remote Console format string vulnerability VMware Remote Console (VMrc) contains a format string vulnerability. Exploitation of this issue may lead to arbitrary code execution on the system where VMrc is installed. For an attack to be successful, an attacker would need to trick the VMrc user into opening a malicious Web page or following a malicious URL. Code execution would be at the privilege level of the user. VMrc is present on a system if the VMrc browser plug-in has been installed. This plug-in is required when using the console feature in WebAccess. Installation of the plug-in follows after visiting the console tab in WebAccess and choosing 'Install plug-in'. The plug- in can only be installed on Internet Explorer and Firefox. Under the following two conditions your version of VMrc is likely to be affected : - the VMrc plug-in was obtained from vCenter 4.0 or from ESX 4.0 without patch ESX400-200911223-UG and - VMrc is installed on a Windows-based system The following steps allow you to determine if you have an affected version of VMrc installed : - Locate the VMrc executable vmware-vmrc.exe on your Windows-based system - Right click and go to Properties - Go to the tab 'Versions' - Click 'File Version' in the 'Item Name' window - If the 'Value' window shows 'e.x.p build-158248', the version of VMrc is affected Remediation of this issue on Windows-based systems requires the following steps (Linux-based systems are not affected) : - Uninstall affected versions of VMrc from the systems where the VMrc plug-in has been installed (use the Windows Add/Remove Programs interface) - Install vCenter 4.0 Update 1 or install the ESX 4.0 patch ESX400-200911223-UG - Login into vCenter 4.0 Update 1 or ESX 4.0 with patch ESX400-200911223-UG using WebAccess on the system where the VMrc needs to be re-installed - Re-install VMrc by going to the console tab in WebAccess. The Console tab is selectable after selecting a virtual machine. Note: the VMrc plug-in for Firefox on Windows-based operating systems is no longer compatible after the above remediation steps. Users are advised to use the Internet Explorer VMrc plug-in. VMware would like to thank Alexey Sintsov from Digital Security Research Group for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3732 to this issue. g. Windows-based VMware authd remote denial of service A vulnerability in vmware-authd could cause a denial of service condition on Windows-based hosts. The denial of service is limited to a crash of authd. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-3707 to this issue. h. Potential information leak via hosted networking stack A vulnerability in the virtual networking stack of VMware hosted products could allow host information disclosure. A guest operating system could send memory from the host vmware-vmx process to the virtual network adapter and potentially to the host's physical Ethernet wire. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1138 to this issue. VMware would like to thank Johann MacDonagh for reporting this issue to us. i. Linux-based vmrun format string vulnerability A format string vulnerability in vmrun could allow arbitrary code execution. If a vmrun command is issued and processes are listed, code could be executed in the context of the user listing the processes. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2010-1139 to this issue. VMware would like to thank Thomas Toth-Steiner for reporting this issue to us.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 56246
    published 2011-09-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=56246
    title VMSA-2010-0007 : VMware hosted products, vCenter Server and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
refmap via4
bid 39407
bugtraq 20100409 VMSA-2010-0007 VMware hosted products, vCenter Server and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
confirm http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2010-0007.html
fulldisc 20100409 VMSA-2010-0007 VMware hosted products, vCenter Server and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
gentoo GLSA-201209-25
mlist [security-announce] 20100409 VMSA-2010-0007 VMware hosted products, vCenter Server and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
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