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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2097

Buffer overflow in the openwsman management service in VMware ESXi 3.5 and ESX 3.5 allows remote authenticated users to gain privileges via an "invalid Content-Length."
Publish Date : 2008-06-05 Last Update Date : 2011-06-20
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.0
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) OverflowGain privileges
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
VMware ESX Openwsman Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5759 unix
VMware ESX Openwsman Lets Local Users Gain Root Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5640 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2097

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware ESX 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware Esxi 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 1
Vmware Esxi 1

- References For CVE-2008-2097

http://secunia.com/advisories/30556
SECUNIA 30556
http://secunia.com/advisories/30581
SECUNIA 30581
http://securitytracker.com/id?1020199
SECTRACK 1020199
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3922
SREASON 3922
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1744
VUPEN ADV-2008-1744
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0009.html CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/29547
BID 29547 VMware Openwsman on ESX and ESXi Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-06-09
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/493080/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080604 VMSA-2008-0009 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Fusion, VMware Server, VMware VIX API, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi resolve critical security issues
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-06/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:012
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/42875
XF vmware-openwsman-privilege-escalation(42875)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2097

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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