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CVE-2012-5459 Detail

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in VMware Workstation 8.x before 8.0.5 and VMware Player 4.x before 4.0.5 on Windows allows host OS users to gain host OS privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in a "system folder."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/14/2012

Evaluator Description

Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html "CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path"

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.9 HIGH
Vector: (AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 5.5


Access Vector (AV): Local_Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/56470
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0015.html Patch Vendor Advisory
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/79923

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:4.0.0.18997:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:4.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:4.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:4.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:player:4.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:8.0.0.18997:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:8.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:8.0.1.27038:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:8.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:8.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation:8.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-5459
NVD Published Date:
11/14/2012
NVD Last Modified:
08/28/2017