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BIOS ROM Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1515)

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15209

VMware ESXi 3.5 4.0 and 4.1 and ESX 3.5 4.0 and 4.1 do not properly implement port-based I/O operations which allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges by overwriting memory locations in a read-only memory block associated with the Virtual DOS Machine.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2012-1515
Product(s):