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[GLSA-200601-04] VMware Workstation: Vulnerability in NAT networking

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
VMware Workstation: Vulnerability in NAT networking

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-04
(VMware Workstation: Vulnerability in NAT networking)


Tim Shelton discovered that vmnet-natd, the host module providing
NAT-style networking for VMware guest operating systems, is unable to
process incorrect 'EPRT' and 'PORT' FTP requests.

Impact

Malicious guest operating systems using the NAT networking feature
or local VMware Workstation users could exploit this vulnerability to
execute arbitrary code on the host system with elevated rights.

Workaround

Disable the NAT service by following the instructions at http://www.vmware.com/support/k
b, Answer ID 2002.

References:
http://www.vmware.com/support/kb
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4459
http://www.vmware.com/support/kb/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2000


Solution:
All VMware Workstation users should upgrade to a fixed version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-emulation/vmware-workstation


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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