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Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


Severity High
Score 9.3/10


Heap-based buffer overflow in the VNnc Codec in VMware Workstation 6.5.x before 6.5.2 build 156735, VMware Player 2.5.x before 2.5.2 build 156735, VMware ACE 2.5.x before 2.5.2 build 156735, and VMware Server 2.0.x before 2.0.1 build 156745 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web page or video file, aka ZDI-CAN-435.

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CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow

Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.


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