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|Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:49 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200502-18 ] VMware Workstation: Untrusted library sea
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: VMware Workstation: Untrusted library search path (GLSA 200502-18)
Date: February 14, 2005
Updated: May 25, 2006
VMware may load shared libraries from an untrusted, world-writable directory, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
VMware Workstation is a powerful virtual machine for developers and system administrators.
Vulnerable: < 188.8.131.5248-r5
Unaffected: >= 184.108.40.20648-r5
Unaffected: >= 220.127.116.112-r4 < 18.104.22.1683
Architectures: All supported architectures
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has discovered that VMware Workstation searches for gdk-pixbuf loadable modules in an untrusted, world-writable directory.
A local attacker could create a malicious shared object that would be loaded by VMware, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running VMware.
The system administrator may create the file /tmp/rrdharan to prevent malicious users from creating a directory at that location:
|# touch /tmp/rrdharan |
All VMware Workstation users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-22.214.171.1242-r4"
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