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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-1681

vmware-hgfsmounter in VMware Open Virtual Machine Tools (aka open-vm-tools) 8.4.2-261024 and earlier attempts to append to the /etc/mtab file without first checking whether resource limits would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of this file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a related issue to CVE-2011-1089.
Publish Date : 2011-04-09 Last Update Date : 2011-09-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
3.3
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 16

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2011-1681 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20111681 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-2011-1681

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware Open-vm-tools 8.4.2-261024 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware Open-vm-tools 1

- References For CVE-2011-1681

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/10
MLIST [oss-security] 20110304 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/11
MLIST [oss-security] 20110303 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/12
MLIST [oss-security] 20110304 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/04/01/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20110401 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/9
MLIST [oss-security] 20110303 Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/05/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20110305 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/05/7
MLIST [oss-security] 20110305 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/07/9
MLIST [oss-security] 20110307 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/14/16
MLIST [oss-security] 20110314 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/14/5
MLIST [oss-security] 20110314 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/14/7
MLIST [oss-security] 20110314 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/15/6
MLIST [oss-security] 20110315 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/22/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20110322 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/22/6
MLIST [oss-security] 20110322 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/31/3
MLIST [oss-security] 20110331 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/31/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20110331 Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE
http://secunia.com/advisories/44904
SECUNIA 44904
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/66699
XF vmware-vmwarehgfsmounter-sec-bypass(66699)
https://hermes.opensuse.org/messages/8711677
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2011:0617
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=688980

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-1681

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


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