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U-178: VMware vMA Library Loading Error Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges

May 29, 2012 - 7:00am

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PROBLEM:

A vulnerability was reported in VMware vMA

PLATFORM:

Version(s): vMA 4.0, 4.1, 5 patch 1 (5.0.0.1)

ABSTRACT:

A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

Reference Links:

SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1027099
CVE-2012-2752
Vendor Advisory

IMPACT ASSESSMENT:

High

Discussion:

A local user can exploit a library loading error to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system with elevated privileges.

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution:

The vendor has issued a fix (vSphere Management Assistant 5.0 Patch 2 (5.0.0.2)).
 

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