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VMware Unsafe Library Path in vmware-authd Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5583

Untrusted search path vulnerability in vmware-authd in VMware Workstation 5.x before 5.5.7 build 91707 and 6.x before 6.0.4 build 93057 VMware Player 1.x before 1.0.7 build 91707 and 2.x before 2.0.4 build 93057 and VMware Server before 1.0.6 build 91891 on Linux and VMware ESXi 3.5 and VMware ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5 allows local users to gain privileges via a library path option in a configuration file.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3
  • VMWare ESX Server 2
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-0967
Product(s):