VDB-21222 · CVE-2003-1291 · OSVDB 21585

VMware ESX Server up to 1.5.1 Environment Variable privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in VMware ESX Server up to 1.5.1 (Virtualization Software). Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation as part of a Environment Variable leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

VMware ESX Server 1.5.2 before Patch 4 allows local users to execute arbitrary programs as root via certain modified VMware ESX Server environment variables.

The weakness was disclosed 07/31/2003 (Website). The advisory is available at vmware.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2003-1291 since 02/01/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading to version 1.5.2 eliminates this vulnerability.





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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: ESX Server 1.5.2


07/31/2003 🔍
12/31/2003 +152 days 🔍
12/09/2005 +709 days 🔍
02/01/2006 +53 days 🔍
08/28/2014 +3130 days 🔍
07/04/2017 +1041 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.vmware.com/

Advisory: vmware.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2003-1291 (🔍)
OSVDB: 21585 - VMware ESX Server Unspecified Local Privilege Escalation

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413


Created: 08/28/2014 05:40 PM
Updated: 07/04/2017 08:08 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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