VMware Workstation Shared Folders Directory Traversal Vulnerability

VMware Workstation is prone to a directory-traversal vulnerability because it fails to properly sanitize input.

An attacker with access to a virtual guest operating system can exploit this issue by traversing a shared directory to manipulate arbitrary files on the host operating system in the context of the user running the application.

Successful attacks could result in the compromise of the affected host operating system. Other attacks are possible.

VMware Workstation 5.5.3 build 34685 on Windows XP SP2 is vulnerable. Other versions may also be affected.


 

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