VDB-4053 · CVE-2009-2267 · BID 36841

VMware Server up to 2.0.1 Remote Code Execution

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in VMware Server up to 2.0.1 (Virtualization Software). This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 10/28/2009 by Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes with Google Security Team (Website). The advisory is shared at vmware.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-2267 since 07/01/2009. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is shared for download at securityfocus.com. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 42308 (VMware Products Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (VMSA-2009-0015)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 116657 (VMware Hosted Products and ESX Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0015)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at vmware.com. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityTracker (ID 1023083), Vulnerability Center (SBV-23909) and Tenable (42308). See 50674 for similar entry.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.8

VulDB Base Score: 9.8
VulDB Temp Score: 8.8
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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 42308
Nessus Name: VMware Products Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (VMSA-2009-0015)
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OpenVAS ID: 801143
OpenVAS Name: VMware Products Guest Privilege Escalation Vulnerability - Nov09 (Linux)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: vmware.com
Patch: vmware.com

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

Advisory: vmware.com
Researcher: Tavis Ormandy/Julien Tinnes
Organization: Google Security Team
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-2267 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1023083 - VMware ESX Page Fault Exception Handling Flaw Lets Local Users on a Guest OS Gain Elevated Privileges on the Guest OS
Vulnerability Center: 23909 - VMware Local Privilege Escalation and Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36841 - VMware Products Page Fault Exception Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Secunia: 37172 - VMware Products Guest Privilege Escalation Vulnerability, Less Critical
OSVDB: 59441 - VMware Multiple Products Guest OS Page Fault Local Privilege Escalation
Vupen: ADV-2009-3062

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413
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Created: 11/19/2009 04:04 PM
Updated: 03/17/2021 03:46 PM
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