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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 : 2018-11-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
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 ???
Gained Access None
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 OS Vmware ESX * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware Player * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vmware Server * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware Workstation * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 1
Vmware Player 1
Vmware Server 1
Vmware Workstation 1

- References For CVE-2008-4279

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=122331139823057&w=2
BUGTRAQ 20081004 VMSA-2008-0016 VMware Hosted products, VirtualCenter Update 3 and
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020991
SECTRACK 1020991
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2740
VUPEN ADV-2008-2740
http://secunia.com/advisories/32179
SECUNIA 32179
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2008-October/064860.html
FULLDISC 20081004 VMware Emulation Flaw x64 Guest Privilege Escalation (1/2)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31569
BID 31569 VMware Products In-Guest Privilege Escalation and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2008-10-06
http://secunia.com/advisories/32157
SECUNIA 32157
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0016.html CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/32180
SECUNIA 32180
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45668
XF vmware-esxesxi-jump-privilege-escalation(45668)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5929
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5929
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497041/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081004 VMSA-2008-0016 VMware Hosted products, VirtualCenter Update 3 and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve multiple security issues

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4279

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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