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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-1662

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.
Publish Date : 2013-08-23 Last Update Date : 2013-08-26
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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 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

- Products Affected By CVE-2013-1662

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware Player 4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware Player Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vmware Player 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware Player 4.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware Player 4.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Vmware Player 4.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Vmware Player 4.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Vmware Player 4.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Vmware Player 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Vmware Player 5.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Vmware Player 5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Vmware Workstation 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Vmware Workstation Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Vmware Workstation 8.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Vmware Workstation Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Vmware Workstation 8.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Vmware Workstation 8.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Vmware Workstation 8.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Vmware Workstation 8.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Vmware Workstation 8.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Vmware Workstation 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Vmware Workstation 9.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Vmware Workstation 9.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware Player 11
Vmware Workstation 12

- References For CVE-2013-1662 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-1662

VMWare Setuid vmware-mount Unsafe popen(3)
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-derived distributions does not drop privs, we can put an arbitrary payload in an executable called lsb_release and have vmware-mount happily execute it as root for us.
Module type : exploit Rank : excellent Platforms : Linux

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