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Linux Machines Exposed Due to VMware Workstation Host Privilege Escalation Flaw

15
Nov
2013

VMware has released updates for VMware Workstation and VMware Player in order to fix a security hole that could be leveraged by cybercriminals to host privilege escalation on Linux-based devices. According to the advisory published by the company, VMware Workstation for Linux 9.x prior to version 9.0.3 and VMware Player for Linux 5.x prior to version 5.0.3 are impacted by the vulnerability. Fusion, ESX and ESXi are not affected. The issue (CVE-2013-5972), caused by t…

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