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VMware improper setting of the exception code on page faults vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8473

VMware Workstation 6.5.x before 6.5.3 build 185404 VMware Player 2.5.x before 2.5.3 build 185404 VMware ACE 2.5.x before 2.5.3 build 185404 VMware Server 1.x before 1.0.10 build 203137 and 2.x before 2.0.2 build 203138 VMware Fusion 2.x before 2.0.6 build 196839 VMware ESXi 3.5 and 4.0 and VMware ESX 2.5.5 3.0.3 3.5 and 4.0 when Virtual-8086 mode is used do not properly set the exception code upon a page fault (aka #PF) exception which allows guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS by specifying a crafted value for the cs register.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
  • VMWare ESX Server 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-2267
Product(s):