PT-2008-07: VMware Multiple Products hcmon.sys Denial of Service Vulnerability
Workstation 6.0.x, 6.5.x
VMware Player 2.0.x, 2.5.x
VMware ACE 2.0.x
VMware Server 2.x
Impact: Denial of Service
Attack Vector: Local
Base Score: 4.4
Temporal Score: 3.4
Positive Technologies Research Team has discovered denial of service vulnerabilities in VMware products.
The IOCTL handler in hcmon.sys does not properly validate buffer data associated with the Irp object, which allows local users with administrative priviligies to crash the system.
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Workstation 6.5.x Windows 6.5.2 build 156735 or later
Workstation 6.0.x Windows upgrade to at least 6.5.2
Player 2.5.x Windows 2.5.2 build 156735 or later
Player 2.0.x Windows upgrade to at least 2.5.2
ACE 2.5.x Windows 2.5.2 build 156735 or later
ACE 2.0.x Windows upgrade to at least 2.5.2
Server 2.x Windows 2.0.1 build 156745 or later
10.14.2008 - Vendor notified
10.16.2008 - Vendor replied
10.16.2008 - Sent detailed information
03.31.2009 - Vendor released fixed versions
04.06.2009 - Public disclosure
This vulnerability was discovered by Nikita Tarakanov, Positive Technologies Research Team.