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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4279

The CPU hardware emulation for 64-bit guest operating systems in VMware Workstation 6.0.x before 6.0.5 build 109488 and 5.x before 5.5.8 build 108000; Player 2.0.x before 2.0.5 build 109488 and 1.x before 1.0.8; Server 1.x before 1.0.7 build 108231; and ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5 allows authenticated guest OS users to gain additional guest OS privileges by triggering an exception that causes the virtual CPU to perform an indirect jump to a non-canonical address.
Publish Date : 2008-10-06 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Single system (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).)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5 allows authenticated guest OS users to gain additional guest OS privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5929 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-2008-4279

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware ESX 3.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware ESX 3.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vmware ESX 3.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware ESX 3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware Player 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Vmware Player 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Vmware Player 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Vmware Player 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Vmware Player 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Vmware Player 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Vmware Player 1.0.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Vmware Player 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Vmware Player 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Vmware Player 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Vmware Player 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Vmware Player 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Vmware Server 1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Vmware Server 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Vmware Server 1.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Vmware Server 1.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Vmware Server 1.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Vmware Server 1.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Vmware Server 1.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Vmware Workstation 5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Vmware Workstation 5.5.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Vmware Workstation 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Vmware Workstation 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Vmware Workstation 6.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Vmware Workstation 6.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Vmware Workstation 6.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 4
Vmware Player 12
Vmware Server 7
Vmware Workstation 13

- References For CVE-2008-4279
VUPEN ADV-2008-2740
XF vmware-esxesxi-jump-privilege-escalation(45668)
BID 31569 VMware Products In-Guest Privilege Escalation and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-10-06
BUGTRAQ 20081004 VMSA-2008-0016 VMware Hosted products, VirtualCenter Update 3 and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues
BUGTRAQ 20081004 VMSA-2008-0016 VMware Hosted products, VirtualCenter Update 3 and
FULLDISC 20081004 VMware Emulation Flaw x64 Guest Privilege Escalation (1/2)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4279

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