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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1515

VMware ESXi 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1 and ESX 3.5, 4.0, and 4.1 do not properly implement port-based I/O operations, which allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges by overwriting memory locations in a read-only memory block associated with the Virtual DOS Machine.
Publish Date : 2012-04-02 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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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 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
BIOS ROM Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1515) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15209 windows
VMware ESXi and ESX address several security issues oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20625 unix
VMware ROM Overwrite Privilege Escalation oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17110 windows
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-2012-1515

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Vmware ESX 3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Vmware ESX 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware ESX 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Vmware Esxi 3.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Vmware Esxi 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 3
Vmware Esxi 3

- References For CVE-2012-1515
XF vmware-esxserver-io-privilege-escalation(74480)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17110
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15209
BID 52820 Microsoft Windows and VMware ESXi/ESX CVE-2012-1515 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2012-06-17
SECTRACK 1026875
MS MS12-042

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1515

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