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CVE-2007-1744 Detail


Directory traversal vulnerability in the Shared Folders feature for VMware Workstation before 5.5.4, when a folder is shared, allows users on the guest system to write to arbitrary files on the host system via the "Backdoor I/O Port" interface.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/02/2007

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Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification

Evaluator Impact

Successful exploitation requires that a folder is shared. Although the "Shared Folders" feature is enabled by default, no folders are shared by default.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source IDEFENSE 20070427 VMware Workstation Shared Folders Directory Traversal Vulnerability External Source BUGTRAQ 20070507 VMSA-2007-0004 Multiple Denial-of-Service issues fixed External Source BUGTRAQ 20070518 VMSA-2007-0004.1 Updated: Multiple Denial-of-Service issues fixed and directory traversal vulnerability External Source BID 23721 External Source SECTRACK 1017980 Patch External Source CONFIRM External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-1592

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