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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-5973

VMware ESXi 4.0 through 5.5 and ESX 4.0 and 4.1 allow local users to read or modify arbitrary files by leveraging the Virtual Machine Power User or Resource Pool Administrator role for a vCenter Server Add Existing Disk action with a (1) -flat, (2) -rdm, or (3) -rdmp filename.
Publish Date : 2013-12-23 Last Update Date : 2018-10-09
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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)
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
VMware ESXi and ESX unauthorized file access through vCenter Server and ESX oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24054 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-2013-5973

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Vmware ESX 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Vmware ESX 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Vmware Esxi 4.0 1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Vmware Esxi 4.1 2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Vmware Esxi 4.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Vmware Esxi 4.1 1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Vmware Esxi 5.0 1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Vmware Esxi 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Vmware Esxi 5.0 2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Vmware Esxi 5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Vmware Esxi 5.1 1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Vmware Esxi 5.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware ESX 2
Vmware Esxi 14

- References For CVE-2013-5973
JVNDB JVNDB-2013-000123
BUGTRAQ 20131223 NEW VMSA-2013-0016 VMware ESXi and ESX unauthorized file access through vCenter Server and ESX
OSVDB 101387
SECTRACK 1029529
XF vmware-esx-esxi-cve20135973-sec-bypass(89938)
BID 64491 VMware ESX and ESXi Virtual Machine File Descriptors Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2013-12-26

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-5973

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