VMware Vulnerability: Time to Upgrade
Core Security found a pretty spectacular vulnerability in Vmware. If you have shared folders with the guest OS a program running inside the VM can modify any file on the host. Given how dependent we are on VMs for malware analysis it would be a good idea to upgrade. Hats off to Core for finding this bug.
"A vulnerability was found in VMware's shared folders mechanism that grants users of a Guest system read and write access to any portion of the Host's file system including the system folder and other security-sensitive files. Exploitation of this vulnerability allows attackers to break out of an isolated Guest system to compromise the underlying Host system that controls it."