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ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5 allows authenticated guest OS users to gain additional guest OS privileges

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5929

The CPU hardware emulation for 64-bit guest operating systems in VMware Workstation 6.0.x before 6.0.5 build 109488 and 5.x before 5.5.8 build 108000; Player 2.0.x before 2.0.5 build 109488 and 1.x before 1.0.8; Server 1.x before 1.0.7 build 108231; and ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5 allows authenticated guest OS users to gain additional guest OS privileges by triggering an exception that causes the virtual CPU to perform an indirect jump to a non-canonical address.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-4279
Product(s):