VMware Workstation 8.x before 8.0.3, VMware Player 4.x before 4.0.3, VMware Fusion 4.x through 4.1.2, VMware ESXi 3.5 through 5.0, and VMware ESX 3.5 through 4.1 do not properly configure the virtual floppy device, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write operation and VMX process crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host OS by leveraging administrative privileges on the guest OS.
Publish Date : 2012-05-04 Last Update Date : 2013-11-02
(There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
(There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
(There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
(Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
(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).)
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