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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware ESXi Vendors:   VMware
VMware ESX Server Lets Local Users View and Modify Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029529
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-5973   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 23 2013
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): ESX/ESXi 4.0, 4.1, ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware ESX/ESXi. A local user can view and modify arbitrary files on the target system.

A vCenter Server user with the 'Add Existing Disk' privileges can view and modify arbitrary files on ESXi or ESX.

A local user on ESX can view and modify arbitrary files.

This can be exploited to cause arbitrary code to be executed when the system reboots.

Impact:   A local user can view and modify arbitrary files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

ESXi 5.5: ESXi550-201312101-SG
ESXi 5.1: ESXi510-201310101-SG
ESXi 5.0: ESXi500-201310101-SG
ESXi 4.1: ESXi410-201312401-SG
ESXi 4.0: ESXi400-201310401-SG
ESX 4.1: ESX410-201312401-SG
ESX 4.0: ESX400-201310401-SG

The vendor's advisory is available at:

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

Message History:   None.

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