VMware Workstation host privilege escalation vulnerability

2013-11-14T00:00:00
ID VMSA-2013-0013
Type vmware
Reporter VMware
Modified 2013-11-14T00:00:00

Description

a. VMware shared library privilege escalation

VMware Workstation and VMware Player contain a vulnerability in
the handling of shared libraries. This issue may allow a local
malicious user to escalate their privileges to root on the host OS.

The vulnerability does not allow for privilege escalation from the
Guest Operating System to the host or vice-versa.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the name CVE-2013-5972 to this issue.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.