VMware Workstation 4.0.1 (for Linux systems) vulnerability
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    VMware Workstation 4.0.1 (for Linux systems) vulnerability

    Hi everyone.



    VMware Workstation 4.0.1 (for Linux systems) vulnerability

    Description
    - -----------

    The following products have a vulnerability that can allow a non-root user of
    the host system to delete files.

    VMware Workstation 4.0.1 (for Linux systems) build 5289 and earlier releases

    Details/Impact
    - --------------

    By manipulating symbolic links, a non-root user can delete files in any
    directory.

    Customers running any version of VMware Workstation (for Windows operating
    systems) are not subject to this vulnerability.

    Resolutions:

    VMware plans to release a patch that will resolve this problem
    shortly. VMware will announce details when available.

    - - How to get the patched release
    - - How to install a patched release
    - - A knowledge base article


    Notes
    - -----

    * VMware thanks Paul Szabo of the University of Sydney for alerting us
    to this vulnerability.

    Hope this helps anyone who runs vmaware on linux.

    Cheers.
    Ubuntu-: Means in African : "Im too dumb to use Slackware"

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    =o

    Something has a voulnerability on Linux and it doesnt affect Windows??????????!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    What is the World coming too???????????

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