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Security Response to CERT 412115: AMD PCNet Windows Driver Security Vulnerabilites (1437)
A network security scan or report indicates that the Windows driver for the virtual NIC in my guest operating system may have a buffer vulnerability. An overview of this vulnerability is published by cert.org at www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/412115 and also appears on the BugTraq mailing list at www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/324300. The virtual machine is configured to use a virtual NIC that appears to the operating system as an AMD PCNet adapter (vlance).
The vmxnet driver for Windows does not have this vulnerability. This driver is included with VMware Tools.
For a list of guest operating systems that VMware has vmxnet drivers for, see Which Guests Have the vmxnet Driver? (1435).
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