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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware authd Service Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021512
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0177   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Apr 6 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jan 4 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.5.1 build-126130 and prior versions; other versions are also affected
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted username or password to the authd service to cause the target service to crash.

VMware Player and VMware workstation are affected.

Laurent Gaffie reported this vulnerability.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

VMware Workstation (Windows): 6.5.2 build 156735 or later

VMware Player (Windows): 2.5.2 build 156735 or later

ACE (Windows): 2.5.2 build 156735 or later

Server (Windows): 2.0.1 build 156745 or later

Fusion (Mac OS/X): 2.0.2 build 147997 or later

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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