ID CVE-2014-8370
Summary VMware Workstation 10.x before 10.0.5, VMware Player 6.x before 6.0.5, VMware Fusion 6.x before 6.0.5, and VMware ESXi 5.0 through 5.5 allow host OS users to gain host OS privileges or cause a denial of service (arbitrary write to a file) by modifying a configuration file.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:6.0.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:6.0.4
  • VMWare Workstation 10.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:10.0
  • VMWare Workstation 10.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:10.0.1
  • VMWare Workstation 10.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:10.0.2
  • VMWare Workstation 10.0.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:10.0.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:10.0.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:10.0.4
  • VMWare ESXi 5.5
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.5
  • VMWare ESXi 5.1 Update 1
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.1:1
  • VMWare ESXi 5.1
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.1
  • VMWare ESXi 5.0 update 2
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.0:2
  • VMWare ESXi 5.0 update 1
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.0:1
  • VMWare ESXi 5.0
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.0
CVSS
Base: 6.4 (as of 02-09-2016 - 20:58)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_5_1_BUILD_1743201_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.1 prior to build 1743201. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A flaw exists in the monlist feature in NTP. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw, using a specially crafted packet to load the query function in monlist, to conduct a distributed denial of service attack. (CVE-2013-5211) - An unspecified privilege escalation vulnerability exists that allows an attacker to gain host OS privileges or cause a denial of service condition by modifying a configuration file. (CVE-2014-8370) - A flaw exists in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd) due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition. (CVE-2015-1044)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 81084
    published 2015-01-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81084
    title ESXi 5.1 < Build 1743201 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_5_0_BUILD_1749766_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.0 prior to build 1749766. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A flaw exists in the monlist feature in NTP. A remote attacker can exploit this flaw, using a specially crafted packet to load the query function in monlist, to conduct a distributed denial of service attack. (CVE-2013-5211) - An unspecified privilege escalation vulnerability exists that allows an attacker to gain host OS privileges or cause a denial of service condition by modifying a configuration file. (CVE-2014-8370)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 81083
    published 2015-01-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81083
    title ESXi 5.0 < Build 1749766 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check)
  • NASL family General
    NASL id VMWARE_WORKSTATION_LINUX_VMSA_2015_0001.NASL
    description The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is version 10.x prior to 10.0.5. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An unspecified flaw exists that allows a local attacker to escalate privileges or cause a denial of service via an arbitrary write to a file. (CVE-2014-8370) - An input validation error exists in the Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service of the guest operating system. (CVE-2015-1043) - An input validation error exists in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd) that allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service of the host operating system. (CVE-2015-1044)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 81186
    published 2015-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81186
    title VMware Workstation 10.x < 10.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0001) (Linux)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id VMWARE_WORKSTATION_MULTIPLE_VMSA_2015_0001.NASL
    description The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host is 10.x prior to 10.0.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - An unspecified flaw exists that allows a local attacker to escalate privileges or cause a denial of service via an arbitrary write to a file. (CVE-2014-8370) - An input validation error exists in the Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service of the guest operating system. (CVE-2015-1043) - An input validation error exists in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd) that allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service of the host operating system. (CVE-2015-1044) - A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input to a remote procedure call (RPC) command. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted command, to crash the host or guest operating systems. (CVE-2015-2341)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 81187
    published 2015-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81187
    title VMware Workstation 10.x < 10.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0001 / VMSA-2015-0004) (Windows)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id VMWARE_PLAYER_MULTIPLE_VMSA_2015-0001.NASL
    description The version of VMware Player installed on the remote host is version 6.x prior to 6.0.5. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An unspecified flaw exists that allows a local attacker to escalate privileges or cause a denial of service via an arbitrary write to a file. (CVE-2014-8370) - An input validation error exists in the Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service of the guest operating system. (CVE-2015-1043) - An input validation error exists in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd) that allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service of the host operating system. (CVE-2015-1044)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 81185
    published 2015-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81185
    title VMware Player 6.x < 6.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0001) (Windows)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_FUSION_VMSA_2015_0001.NASL
    description The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote Mac OS X host is version 6.x prior to 6.0.5 or version 7.x prior to 7.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An unspecified flaw exists that allows a local attacker to escalate privileges or cause a denial of service via an arbitrary write to a file. (CVE-2014-8370) - An input validation error exists in the Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service of the guest operating system. (CVE-2015-1043)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 81183
    published 2015-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81183
    title VMware Fusion 6.x < 6.0.5 / 7.x < 7.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0001)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2015-0001.NASL
    description a. VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion host privilege escalation vulnerability VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion contain an arbitrary file write issue. Exploitation this issue may allow for privilege escalation on the host. The vulnerability does not allow for privilege escalation from the guest Operating System to the host or vice-versa. This means that host memory can not be manipulated from the Guest Operating System. Mitigation For ESXi to be affected, permissions must have been added to ESXi (or a vCenter Server managing it) for a virtual machine administrator role or greater. VMware would like to thank Shanon Olsson for reporting this issue to us through JPCERT. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2014-8370 to this issue. b. VMware Workstation, Player, and Fusion Denial of Service vulnerability VMware Workstation, Player, and Fusion contain an input validation issue in the Host Guest File System (HGFS). This issue may allow for a Denial of Service of the Guest Operating system. VMware would like to thank Peter Kamensky from Digital Security for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-1043 to this issue. c. VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Player Denial of Service vulnerability VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Player contain an input validation issue in VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd). This issue may allow for a Denial of Service of the host. On VMware ESXi and on Workstation running on Linux the Denial of Service would be partial. VMware would like to thank Dmitry Yudin @ret5et for reporting this issue to us through HP's Zero Day Initiative. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-1044 to this issue. d. Update to VMware vCenter Server and ESXi for OpenSSL 1.0.1 and 0.9.8 package The OpenSSL library is updated to version 1.0.1j or 0.9.8zc to resolve multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2014-3513, CVE-2014-3567, CVE-2014-3566 (ìPOODLEî) and CVE-2014-3568 to these issues. e. Update to ESXi libxml2 package The libxml2 library is updated to version libxml2-2.7.6-17 to resolve a security issue. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2014-3660 to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-06
    plugin id 81079
    published 2015-01-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81079
    title VMSA-2015-0001 : VMware vCenter Server, ESXi, Workstation, Player, and Fusion updates address security issues (POODLE)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_5_5_BUILD_2352327_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESXi host is version 5.5 prior to build 2352327. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An error exists related to DTLS SRTP extension handling and specially crafted handshake messages that can allow denial of service attacks via memory leaks. (CVE-2014-3513) - An error exists related to the way SSL 3.0 handles padding bytes when decrypting messages encrypted using block ciphers in cipher block chaining (CBC) mode. A man-in-the-middle attacker can decrypt a selected byte of a cipher text in as few as 256 tries if they are able to force a victim application to repeatedly send the same data over newly created SSL 3.0 connections. This is also known as the 'POODLE' issue. (CVE-2014-3566) - An error exists related to session ticket handling that can allow denial of service attacks via memory leaks. (CVE-2014-3567) - An error exists related to the build configuration process and the 'no-ssl3' build option that allows servers and clients to process insecure SSL 3.0 handshake messages. (CVE-2014-3568) - A denial of service vulnerability in libxml2 due to entity expansion even when entity substitution is disabled. A remote attacker, using a crafted XML document containing larger number of nested entity references, can cause the consumption of CPU resources. (CVE-2014-3660) - An unspecified privilege escalation vulnerability. (CVE-2014-8370) - An unspecified denial of service vulnerability due to an input validation issue in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd). (CVE-2015-1044)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-16
    plugin id 81085
    published 2015-01-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81085
    title ESXi 5.5 < Build 2352327 Multiple Vulnerabilities (remote check) (POODLE)
  • NASL family General
    NASL id VMWARE_PLAYER_LINUX_VMSA_2015_0001.NASL
    description The version of VMware Player installed on the remote host is version 6.x prior to 6.0.5. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An unspecified flaw exists that allows a local attacker to escalate privileges or cause a denial of service via an arbitrary write to a file. (CVE-2014-8370) - An input validation error exists in the Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service of the guest operating system. (CVE-2015-1043) - An input validation error exists in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd) that allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service of the host operating system. (CVE-2015-1044)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 81184
    published 2015-02-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81184
    title VMware Player 6.x < 6.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0001) (Linux)
refmap via4
bid 72338
confirm http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0001.html
jvn JVN#88252465
jvndb JVNDB-2015-000007
sectrack
  • 1031642
  • 1031643
secunia
  • 62551
  • 62605
  • 62669
xf vmware-cve20148370-priv-esc(100933)
vmware via4
description VMware ESXiWorkstationPlayer and Fusion contain an arbitrary file write issue. Exploitation this issue may allow for privilege escalation on the host. The vulnerability does not allow for privilege escalation from the guest Operating System to the host or vice-versa. This means that host memory can not be manipulated from the Guest Operating System.Mitigation For ESXi to be affectedpermissions must have been added to ESXi (or a vCenter Server managing it) for a virtual machine administrator role or greater.
finder
name Shanon Olsson
id VMSA-2015-0001
last_updated 2015-01-27T00:00:00
published 2015-01-27T00:00:00
title VMware ESXiWorkstationPlayerand Fusion host privilege escalation vulnerability
workaround None
Last major update 06-09-2016 - 09:53
Published 29-01-2015 - 13:59
Last modified 07-09-2017 - 21:29
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