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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1515

VMware ESXi 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1 and ESX 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1 do not properly implement port-based I/O operations, which allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges by overwriting memory locations in a read-only memory block associated with the Virtual DOS Machine.
Publish Date : 2012-04-02 Last Update Date : 2013-11-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
8.3
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 Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
BIOS ROM Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1515) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15209 windows
VMware ESXi and ESX address several security issues oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20625 unix
VMware ROM Overwrite Privilege Escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17110 windows
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-2012-1515

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Vmware ESX 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Vmware ESX 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware ESX 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Vmware Esxi 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Vmware Esxi 4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 3
Vmware Esxi 3

- References For CVE-2012-1515

http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/74480
XF vmware-esxserver-io-privilege-escalation(74480)
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0006.html CONFIRM
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-042
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-042 MS12-042 - Important : Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2711167) - Version: 1.0 Severity Rating: Important Revision Note: V1.0 (June 12, 2012): Bulletin published. Summary: This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to an affected system and runs a specially crafted application that exploits the vulnerability. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.Release Date:2012-06-12
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA12-164A.html
CERT TA12-164A

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1515

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


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