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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5671

HGFS.sys in the VMware Tools package in VMware Workstation 5.x before 5.5.6 build 80404, VMware Player before 1.0.6 build 80404, VMware ACE before 1.0.5 build 79846, VMware Server before 1.0.5 build 80187, and VMware ESX 2.5.4 through 3.0.2 does not properly validate arguments in user-mode METHOD_NEITHER IOCTLs to the \\.\hgfs device, which allows guest OS users to modify arbitrary memory locations in guest kernel memory and gain privileges.
Publish Date : 2008-06-05 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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) Gain privileges

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
VMware Tools Input Validation Flaw in Windows Guest OS Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5358 unix
VMware Tools Input Validation Flaw in Windows Guest OS Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5688 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-2007-5671

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware ACE 1.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware ACE 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vmware ACE 1.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware ACE 1.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware ACE 1.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Vmware ESX 2.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Vmware ESX 3.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Vmware ESX 3.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Vmware ESX 3.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Vmware Player 1.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Vmware Server 1.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Vmware Vmware Player 1.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Vmware Vmware Player 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Vmware Vmware Player 1.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Vmware Vmware Player 1.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Vmware Vmware Player 1.0.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 5.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 5.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 5.5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ACE 5
Vmware ESX 4
Vmware Esx Server 1
Vmware Player 1
Vmware Server 1
Vmware Vmware Player 5
Vmware Vmware Server 4
Vmware Vmware Workstation 3
Vmware Workstation 3

- References For CVE-2007-5671
BUGTRAQ 20080605 Re: iDefense Security Advisory 06.04.08: VMware Tools HGFS Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5358
BUGTRAQ 20080606 Re: iDefense Security Advisory 06.04.08: VMware Tools HGFS Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
GENTOO GLSA-201209-25
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5688
IDEFENSE 20080604 VMware Tools HGFS Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
VUPEN ADV-2008-1744
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

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5671

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