Thursday, April 26, 2012

VMware Breached, More Hypervisor Source Code To Come

A hacker revealed stolen VMware source code and documents from Asian defense contractors, promising more disclosures in May.

Vulnerabilities are the main cause for concern in the wake of VMware's confirmation that source code dating to 2003 and 2004 had been publicly released by a hacker.

One hypervisor security worry has been "escape to hypervisor" attacks, which would allow an attacker to escape from a given virtualized machine and potentially access any other virtual machine running on the same server.

VMware is downplaying any security threats that might result from the ESX source code disclosure, promising that VMware would update its customers as it learns more. Read the full article here to find out what might happen next.

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