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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-5330

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the HGFS (aka Shared Folders) feature in VMware Tools 10.0.5 in VMware ESXi 5.0 through 6.0, VMware Workstation Pro 12.1.x before 12.1.1, VMware Workstation Player 12.1.x before 12.1.1, and VMware Fusion 8.1.x before 8.1.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory.
Publish Date : 2016-08-07 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) Gain privileges
CWE ID 426

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-5330

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Vmware Esxi 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Vmware Esxi 5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Vmware Esxi 5.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Vmware Esxi 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware Fusion 8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Vmware Fusion 8.1 ~~~mac Os X~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Vmware Fusion 8.1.1 ~~~mac Os X~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Vmware Tools 10.0.5 ~~~windows~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware Esxi 4
Vmware Fusion 3
Vmware Tools 1
Vmware Workstation Player 2
Vmware Workstation Pro 2

- References For CVE-2016-5330
SECTRACK 1036545
BUGTRAQ 20160805 DLL side loading vulnerability in VMware Host Guest Client Redirector
SECTRACK 1036544
BID 92323 VMware Tools CVE-2016-5330 DLL Loading Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2016-08-05

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-5330

DLL Side Loading Vulnerability in VMware Host Guest Client Redirector
A DLL side loading vulnerability was found in the VMware Host Guest Client Redirector, a component of VMware Tools. This issue can be exploited by luring a victim into opening a document from the attacker's share. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the target user. This can potentially result in the attacker taking complete control of the affected system. If the WebDAV Mini-Redirector is enabled, it is possible to exploit this issue over the internet.
Module type : exploit Rank : normal Platforms : Windows

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