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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2101

Original release date: 09/03/2008
Last revised: 05/14/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) command-line utilities in VMware ESX 3.0.1 through 3.0.3 and ESX 3.5 place a password on the command line, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by listing the process.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 (LOW) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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External Source: XF
Name: vmware-esx-vcb-info-disclosure(44797)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0014.html
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201209-25
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020794
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20080830 VMSA-2008-0014 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Server, VMware ESX address information disclosure, privilege escalation and other security issues.
External Source: SREASON
Name: 4202
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31713
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 30937
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2466
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080830 VMSA-2008-0014 Updates to VMware Workstation, VMware Player, VMware ACE, VMware Server, VMware ESX address information disclosure, privilege escalation and other security issues.

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)