VDB-52675 · CVE-2010-1140 · BID 39397

VMware Workstation 7.0 access control

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A vulnerability was found in VMware Workstation 7.0 (Virtualization Software). It has been declared as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-264. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

The USB service in VMware Workstation 7.0 before 7.0.1 build 227600 and VMware Player 3.0 before 3.0.1 build 227600 on Windows might allow host OS users to gain privileges by placing a Trojan horse program at an unspecified location on the host OS disk.

The weakness was published 04/12/2010 by Thierry Zoller (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vmware.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2010-1140. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 62383 (GLSA-201209-25 : VMware Player, Server, Workstation: Multiple vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Gentoo Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 117774 (VMware Hosted Products, vCenter Server and ESX Multiple Security Issues (VMSA-2010-0007)).

Upgrading to version 7.0 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (62383).







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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-264

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 62383
Nessus Name: GLSA-201209-25 : VMware Player, Server, Workstation: Multiple vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 103467
OpenVAS Name: VMSA-2010-0007: VMware hosted products, vCenter Server and ESX patches resolve multiple security issues
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Workstation 7.0


03/29/2010 🔍
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04/18/2010 +6 days 🔍
03/19/2015 +1796 days 🔍
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Vendor: vmware.com

Advisory: vmware.com
Researcher: Thierry Zoller
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2010-1140 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 25453 - VMware Workstation and Player USB service Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, High
SecurityFocus: 39397 - VMware Hosted Products USB Service Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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


Created: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 09/07/2021 02:38 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 12:22 PM (63), 02/23/2017 10:25 AM (9), 09/07/2021 02:35 PM (4), 09/07/2021 02:38 PM (1)
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