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VMware CPU Hardware Emulation Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6309

The CPU hardware emulation in VMware Workstation 6.0.5 and earlier and 5.5.8 and earlier; Player 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and 1.0.x through 1.0.8; ACE 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and earlier and 1.0.x through 1.0.7; Server 1.0.x through 1.0.7; ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5; and ESXi 3.5 when running 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems does not properly handle the Trap flag which allows authenticated guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-4915
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