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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0967

Untrusted search path vulnerability in vmware-authd in VMware Workstation 5.x before 5.5.7 build 91707 and 6.x before 6.0.4 build 93057, VMware Player 1.x before 1.0.7 build 91707 and 2.x before 2.0.4 build 93057, and VMware Server before 1.0.6 build 91891 on Linux, and VMware ESXi 3.5 and VMware ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5, allows local users to gain privileges via a library path option in a configuration file.
Publish Date : 2008-06-05 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 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 Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
VMware Unsafe Library Path in vmware-authd Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5583 unix
VMware Unsafe Library Path in vmware-authd Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4768 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-2008-0967

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Vmware ESX 3.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Vmware ESX 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware ESX 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware Esx Server 2.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware Esx Server 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Vmware Esx Server 3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Vmware Esx Server 3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Vmware Esx Server 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Vmware Esxi 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Vmware Player 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Vmware Player 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Vmware Player 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Vmware Player 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Vmware Player 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Vmware Player 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Vmware Player 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Vmware Player 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Vmware Player 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Vmware Player 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Vmware Player 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Vmware Server 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Vmware Vmware Server 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 5.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 5.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 5.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 6.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Vmware Vmware Workstation 6.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Vmware Workstation 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 3
Vmware Esx Server 5
Vmware Esxi 1
Vmware Player 11
Vmware Server 1
Vmware Vmware Server 5
Vmware Vmware Workstation 7
Vmware Workstation 4

- References For CVE-2008-0967
XF vmware-vmwareauthd-privilege-escalation(42878) CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2008-1744
BID 29557 VMware vmware-authd Daemon Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2012-10-01
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
SECTRACK 1020198
IDEFENSE 20080604 VMware Multiple Products vmware-authd Untrusted Library Loading Vulnerability
GENTOO GLSA-201209-25

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0967

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