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Gentoo: vmware-server env variable vulnerability Print E-mail
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Gentoo By manipulating the VMware GSX Server and VMware Workstationenvironment variables, a program such as a shell session withroot privileges could be started when a virtual machine islaunched.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200308-03
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          PACKAGE : vmware-workstation
          SUMMARY : local full host access
             DATE : 2003-08-25 13:44 UTC
          EXPLOIT : local
VERSIONS AFFECTED : =vmware-workstation-4.0.1-5289 >=vmware-workstation-3.2.1-2242
              CVE : CAN-2003-0480 CAN-2003-0631

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- From advisory:
"By manipulating the VMware GSX Server and VMware Workstation
environment variables, a program such as a shell session with
root privileges could be started when a virtual machine is
launched. The user would then have full access to the host."


Read the full advisories at: 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/330184


SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-emulation/vmware-workstation upgrade to either vmware-workstation-3.2.1-2242
or vmware-workstation-4.0.1-5289 follows:

emerge sync
emerge vmware-workstation-
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at  http://dev.gentoo.org/~aliz
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