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Format string flaw in VMWare Workstation 4.5.2 build-8848.
From: Reed Arvin <reedarvin () gmail com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 08:45:01 -0700

Summary:
Just a simple, low to no risk format string flaw in VMWare Workstation.

Details:
Running vmware.exe from the command line with certain arguments
produces a message box that contains various data stored in memory.

Vulnerable Versions:
VMWare Workstation 4.5.2 build-8848

Solutions:
The vendor was notified.  There was no response.

Exploit:
Run the following command from the command prompt:

vmware.exe %x%x%x%x

Discovered by Reed Arvin reedarvin[at]gmail[dot]com

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