vmware-mount in VMware Workstation 8.x and 9.x and VMware Player 4.x and 5.x, on systems based on Debian GNU/Linux, allows host OS users to gain host OS privileges via a crafted lsb_release binary in a directory in the PATH, related to use of the popen library function.
Published 2013-08-24 01:55:04
Updated 2013-08-26 15:14:24
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Threat overview for CVE-2013-1662

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 443
IPs affected by CVE-2013-1662 23
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Metasploit modules for CVE-2013-1662

  • VMWare Setuid vmware-mount Unsafe popen(3)
    Disclosure Date: 2013-08-22
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    VMWare Workstation (up to and including 9.0.2 build-1031769) and Player have a setuid executable called vmware-mount that invokes lsb_release in the PATH with popen(3). Since PATH is user-controlled, and the default system shell on Debian-

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CWE ids for CVE-2013-1662

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References for CVE-2013-1662

Products affected by CVE-2013-1662

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