This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.
This signature detects attempts to exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in VMware OVF Tool which may cause arbitrary code execution.
VMware OVF Tool is a command-line utility that allows to import and export of OVF packages to and from a wide variety of VMware platform products.
VMware OVF Tool is prone to a format-string vulnerability when parsing OVF files. An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to open a specially-crafted OVF file.
Remote attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause denial-of-service conditions.
- OVF Tool 2.1 is are vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.