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TUCoPS :: Linux :: Apps N-Z :: bt1415.txt

VMware Workstation 4.0.1 (for Linux systems) vulnerability

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The following products have a vulnerability that can allow a non-root =
user of
the host system to delete files.

VMware Workstation 4.0.1 (for Linux systems) build 5289 and earlier =
releases =20

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By manipulating symbolic links, a non-root user can delete files in any

Customers running any version of VMware Workstation (for Windows =
systems) are not subject to this vulnerability.=20


VMware plans to release a patch that will resolve this problem
shortly.  VMware will announce details when available.

- - How to get the patched release
- - How to install a patched release
- - A knowledge base article

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* VMware thanks Paul Szabo of the University of Sydney for alerting us
to this vulnerability.

His Web page is at:=20

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