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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware vMA Library Loading Error Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027099
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027099
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2752   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 25 2012
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): vMA 4.0, 4.1, 5 patch 1 (5.0.0.1)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware vMA. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit a library loading error to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target system with elevated privileges.

Thorsten Tullmann reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (vMA 5.0 Patch 2 (5.0.0.2)).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0010.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2012-0010.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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