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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 2:22 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: vmware-workstation (200308-03) Reply with quote

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200308-03
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PACKAGE : vmware-workstation
SUMMARY : local full host access
DATE : 2003-08-25 13:44 UTC
EXPLOIT : local
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <vmware-workstation-4.0.1-5289 <vmware-workstation-3.2.1-2242
FIXED VERSION : >=vmware-workstation-4.0.1-5289 >=vmware-workstation-3.2.1-2242
CVE : CAN-2003-0480 CAN-2003-0631

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- From advisory:
"By manipulating the VMware GSX Server and VMware Workstation
environment variables, a program such as a shell session with
root privileges could be started when a virtual machine is
launched. The user would then have full access to the host."


Read the full advisories at:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/330184


SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-emulation/vmware-workstation upgrade to either vmware-workstation-3.2.1-2242
or vmware-workstation-4.0.1-5289 follows:

emerge sync
emerge vmware-workstation-<VERSION>
emerge clean

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carlo wrote:
According to http://www.vmware.com/support/ws4/doc/releasenotes_ws4.html vmware-workstation-4.0.1-5289 is affected, too, so the GLSA is not correct.


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