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[GLSA-200502-18] VMware Workstation: Untrusted library search path

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
VMware Workstation: Untrusted library search path

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-18
(VMware Workstation: Untrusted library search path)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has
discovered that VMware Workstation searches for gdk-pixbuf loadable
modules in an untrusted, world-writable directory.

Impact

A local attacker could create a malicious shared object that would
be loaded by VMware, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with
the rights of the user running VMware.

Workaround

The system administrator may create the file /tmp/rrdharan to
prevent malicious users from creating a directory at that location:
# touch /tmp/rrdharan


Solution:
All VMware Workstation users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/vmware-workstation-4.5.2.8848-r5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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