Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0923

Directory traversal vulnerability in the Shared Folders feature for VMWare ACE 1.0.2 and 2.0.2, Player 1.0.4 and 2.0.2, and Workstation 5.5.4 and 6.0.2 allows guest OS users to read and write arbitrary files on the host OS via a multibyte string that produces a wide character string containing .. (dot dot) sequences, which bypasses the protection mechanism, as demonstrated using a "%c0%2e%c0%2e" string.
Vulnerability category: Directory traversal
Published 2008-02-26 00:44:00
Updated 2018-10-15 22:03:30
Source MITRE
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-0923

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.08%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 31 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-0923

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source

CWE ids for CVE-2008-0923

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
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References for CVE-2008-0923

Products affected by CVE-2008-0923

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