VMWare DHCP Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Notification Type: IBM Internet Security Systems Protection Advisory
Notification Date: September 19, 2007
Notification Version: 1.0
Name: VMWare DHCP Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
Public disclosure/
In the wild date:
Sept. 19, 2007 (vuln disclosure)
CVE: CVE-2007-0061, CVE-2007-0062, CVE-2007-0063

Multiple vulnerabilities in the VMWare DHCP Server could allow remote code execution.

Discoverer: Neel Mehta and Ryan Smith of IBM X-Force


ISS Coverage

Product Content Version
Network Sensor 7.0
Proventia A
Proventia IPS (G/GX)
Server Sensor 7.0
Proventia Multifunction Appliance
Proventia Server (Linux)
24.58 or 1.97
Proventia Server (Windows)
Proventia Desktop
BlackICE PC Protection 3.6 EQD
Propagation Techniques ISS Protection Available
remote exploit UDP_Bomb
Jun 6, 2002
Apr 10, 2007

Detailed Description

Business Impact:

These vulnerabilities allow an attacker to remotely execute code on the host operating system, which could be used to break out of the virtual machine. Although not trivial to construct, this attack is remote and requires no user interaction for success.

Once an attacker has control over the host operating system, additional attacks could be leveraged to compromise the entire virtual network.

CVSS: Base Score: 10
  Access Vector: Remote
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not Required
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete
Impact Bias: Normal 
Adjusted Temporal Score: 7.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
Remediation Level: Official Fix
Report Confidence: Confirmed 
Affected Products: For a full list of affected versions, see references below.
Technical Description: The VMWare DHCP Server is vulnerable to an integer underflow and an overflow caused by improper bounds checking. By sending specially-crafted network data, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

Patches are available for this issue. See References for details.


XFDB http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/33103

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