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VMware Products Movie Decoder Heap Overflow Vulnerability



VUPEN Security Research - VMware Products Movie Decoder Heap Overflow Vulnerability
VUPEN Security Research - VMware Products Movie Decoder Heap Overflow Vulnerability



VUPEN Security Research - VMware Products Movie Decoder Heap Overflow 
Vulnerability

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php 


I. BACKGROUND
---------------------

"VMware is a provider of virtualization software which runs on
Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. VMware's enterprise
software, VMware ESX Server, runs directly on server hardware
without requiring an additional underlying operating system".
from wikipedia


II. DESCRIPTION
---------------------

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in
VMware products.

The flaw is caused by a heap overflow error in the VMnc media codec
when processing malformed AVI files, which could be exploited by
attackers to potentially execute arbitrary code by tricking a user
into opening a malicious movie file.


III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
---------------------------

VMware Workstation versions prior to 6.5.4 build 246459
VMware Player versions prior to 2.5.4 build 246459
VMware Server versions 2.x
VMware Movie Decoder versions prior to 6.5.4 Build 246459



IV. Binary Analysis & Proof-fo-concept
---------------------------------------

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a PoC
have been released by VUPEN through the VUPEN Binary Analysis
& Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits/ 


V. SOLUTION
----------------

Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 6.5.4 build 246459:
http://downloads.vmware.com/download/download.do?downloadGroup=WKST-654-WIN 

Upgrade to VMware Player version 2.5.4 build 246459 :
http://downloads.vmware.com/download/player/player_reg.html 

Upgrade to VMware Movie Decoder version 6.5.4 Build 246459 :
http://download3.vmware.com/software/wkst/VMware-moviedecoder-6.5.4-246459.exe 


VI. CREDIT
--------------

The vulnerability was discovered by Sebastien Renaud of VUPEN Security


VII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
---------------------------

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability
management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises
and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited,
ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial
services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN
to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and
stay ahead of the latest threats.

* VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ 

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/exploits/ 


VIII. REFERENCES
----------------------

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0852 
http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000090.html 
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-1564 


IX. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
----------------------------------- 

2009-09-14 - Vendor notified
2009-09-14 - Vendor response
2009-10-09 - Status update received
2009-10-27 - Status update received
2010-01-29 - Status update received
2010-03-05 - Status update received
2010-03-31 - Status update received
2010-04-09 - Coordinated public Disclosure





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