Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1710 VMware patches VM escape vulnerability
VMware quickly turned around a patch for a critical code execution flaw that was worth $150,000 to the researchers who found it.

While there have been no reported public exploits, the vulnerability is serious because it could allow an attacker to access a virtual instance and run code on the host machine.

The bug was exploited during last week’s PwnFest hacker contest in South Korea, which ran alongside the Power of Community conference. Hackers from China’s Qihoo 360 also took down Google’s new Pixel mobile device, as well as Microsoft Edge and Adobe Flash, winning more than a half-million dollars in the process.
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