Posts Tagged ‘privilege’

VMWare Workstation On Linux Privilege Escalation

This vulnerability permits an unprivileged user on a Linux machine on which VMWare Workstation is installed to gain root privileges. The issue is that, for VMs with audio, the privileged VM host process loads libasound, which parses ALSA configuration files, including one at ~/.asoundrc. libasound is not designed to run in a setuid context and […]


Quest Privilege Manager pmmasterd Buffer Overflow

This Metasploit modules exploits a buffer overflow in the Quest Privilege Manager, a software used to integrate Active Directory with Linux and Unix systems. The vulnerability exists in the pmmasterd daemon, and can only triggered when the host has been configured as a policy server ( Privilege Manager for Unix or Quest Sudo Plugin). A […]