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VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2012-0010
Synopsis: VMware vMA addresses a security issue
Issue date: 2012-05-25
Updated on: 2012-05-25 (initial advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2012-2752
1. Summary
VMware vMA addresses a security issue
2. Relevant releases

vMA 4.0

vMA 4.1

vMA 5 patch 1 (
3. Problem Description
a. VMware Library file loading Privilege Escalation
A flaw in the way library files are loaded could allow for privilege escalation.

VMware would like to thank Thorsten Tüllmann for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2012-2752 to this issue.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

VMware Product Running Replace with
Product Version on / Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
vMA any any vMA 5.0 Patch 2 (*

* Customers who are running vMA 4.0 and vMA 4.1 would need to update to vMA 5.0 Patch 2 ( to remediate this issue.
4. Solution
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

vMA 5.0
md5sum: 3537169e177d5ddf987926b428fffb20
sha1sum: 6720cb255109d3a93be5a3af6c35fd9efae7261a
6. Change log
2012-05-25 VMSA-2012-0010
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of vMA 5.0 patch 2 ( on 2012-05-25.

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