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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity High
Score 8.3/10


VMware Workstation 8.x before 8.0.2, VMware Player 4.x before 4.0.2, VMware Fusion 4.x before 4.1.2, VMware ESXi 3.5 through 5.0, and VMware ESX 3.5 through 4.1 use an incorrect ACL for the VMware Tools folder, which allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges via unspecified vectors.

  • LOW
  • NONE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published