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VMware Studio 2.0 addresses a security issue in the public beta version of Studio 2.0

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2009-0011
Synopsis: VMware Studio 2.0 addresses a security issue in the public beta version of Studio 2.0
Issue date: 2009-08-31
Updated on: 2009-08-31 (initial release of advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2009-2968
1. Summary

VMware Studio 2.0 resolves a directory traversal vulnerability that was present in the VMware Studio 2.0 public beta.
2. Relevant releases
VMware VMware Studio 2.0 public beta
3. Problem Description
a. Directory traversal vulnerability

Due to incomplete sanitation of user input, a support component of VMware Studio's web interface can be tricked into uploading a file to any directory inside the VMware Studio virtual appliance. This issue does not affect virtual machines that are created with Studio 2.0 beta.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2009-2968 to this issue.

VMware would like to thank Claudio Criscione of Secure Network for reporting this issue to us.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= =================
VMware Studio 1.0 VMware not affected
VMware Studio 2.0 beta VMware VMware Studio 2.0 build 1017-185256
VMware Studio 2.0 VMware not affected
4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version
and verify the sha1sum and/or the md5sum of your downloaded file.

VMware Studio 2.0 build 1017-185256
Release notes:

Following downloads are available from

VMware Studio appliance in ZIP

VMware Studio appliance in OVA

VMware Studio appliance in OVF 1.0

VMware Studio appliance in OVF 0.9

VMDK associated to the OVF 1.0 and OVF 0.9 descriptor

VMware Studio Plugin for Eclipse in ZIP
6. Change log

2009-08-31 VMSA-2009-0011
Initial security advisory after release of Studio 2.0 on 2009-08-31.
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