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vulnerability announce CVE-2013-1406

VMware: privilege elevation via VMCI.SYS

Synthesis of the vulnerability

On Windows host or guest, an attacker can use VMCI.SYS (Virtual Machine Communication Interface) to elevate his privileges.
Impacted products: ESX, ESXi, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere Hypervisor, VMware Workstation.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 08/02/2013.
Identifiers: BID-57867, CERTA-2012-AVI-663, CERTA-2013-AVI-105, CVE-2013-1406, ESX400-201302001, ESX400-201302401-SG, ESX410-201211001, ESX410-201211401-SG, ESX410-201211402-SG, ESX410-201211405-SG, ESX410-201211407-SG, ESXi400-201302001, ESXi400-201302401-SG, ESXi400-201302402-SG, ESXi400-201302403-SG, ESXi410-201211001, ESXi410-201211401-SG, ESXi410-201211402-BG, ESXi500-201212102-SG, ESXi510-201212001, ESXi510-201212102-SG, MSVR13-003, VIGILANCE-VUL-12392, VMSA-2012-0013.2, VMSA-2012-0015, VMSA-2012-0016, VMSA-2013-0001.1, VMSA-2013-0002, VMSA-2013-0002.1, VMSA-2013-0003.

Description of the vulnerability

On Windows host or guest, an attacker can use VMCI.SYS (Virtual Machine Communication Interface) to elevate his privileges.

Note: an attacker in a guest system cannot access to the host system.

Technical details are unknown.
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