VUPEN Security Research - VMware Products Movie Decoder Heap Overflow Vulnerability
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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.
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
In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a PoC have been released by VUPEN through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :
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
The vulnerability was discovered by Sebastien Renaud of VUPEN Security
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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
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