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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware Networking Stack Memory Leak Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023836
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-1138   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 13 2010
Original Entry Date:  Apr 9 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Workstation (Windows, Linux) 6.5.x, 7.0; Player (Windows, Linux) 2.5.x, 3.0; Ace (Windows) 2.5.x, 2.6; Fusion (Mac OS/X) 2.x, 3.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A local user on the guest operating system can cause memory from the host operating system to be sent to the virtual network adapter and potentially to the host's physical Ethernet wire.

Johann MacDonagh reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can on the guest operating system can obtain potentially sensitive information from the host operating system's networking stack.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Workstation 6.5.4 build 246459, 7.0.1 build 227600; Player 2.5.4 build 246459, 3.0.1 build 227600; Ace 2.5.4 build 246459, 2.6.1 build 227600; Fusion 2.0.7 build 246742, 3.0.1 build 232708).

The vendor's advisory will be available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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