Important VMWare Security Exploit

vmware.gifCore Security has the full report but if your using VMWare Workstation, Player, or ACE on Windows there is a security exploit in the shared folders feature that allows a traversing of folders not being shared. According to VMWare until a patch is release there is this workaround.

To disable shared folders in the Global settings:

  1. From the VMware product’s menu, choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. In the Workspace tab, under Virtual Machines, deselect the checkbox for Enable all shared folders by default.

To disable shared folders for the individual virtual machine settings:

  1. From the VMware product’s menu, choose VM > Settings.
  2. In the Options tab, select Shared Folders and Disable.

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