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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4915

The CPU hardware emulation in VMware Workstation 6.0.5 and earlier and 5.5.8 and earlier; Player 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and 1.0.x through 1.0.8; ACE 2.0.x through 2.0.5 and earlier, and 1.0.x through 1.0.7; Server 1.0.x through 1.0.7; ESX 2.5.4 through 3.5; and ESXi 3.5, when running 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems, does not properly handle the Trap flag, which allows authenticated guest OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS.
Publish Date : 2008-11-10 Last Update Date : 2018-11-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.9
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
VMware CPU Hardware Emulation Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6309 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-2008-4915

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware ACE * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware ESX * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vmware Esxi 3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware Player * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware Server * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Vmware Workstation * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

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

- References For CVE-2008-4915

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/46415
XF vmware-cpuhardware-priv-escalation(46415)
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2008/000042.html
MLIST [Security-announce] 20081106 VMSA-2008-0018 VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve two security issues
http://secunia.com/advisories/32612
SECUNIA 32612
http://secunia.com/advisories/32624
SECUNIA 32624
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0018.html CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3052
VUPEN ADV-2008-3052
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201209-25.xml
GENTOO GLSA-201209-25
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32168
BID 32168 VMware Products Trap Flag In-Guest Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2012-10-01
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021154
SECTRACK 1021154
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6309
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6309
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/498138/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081107 VMSA-2008-0018 VMware Hosted products and patches for ESX and ESXi resolve two security issues

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4915

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


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