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Virtualisation users should expect more attacks




Virtualisation users should expect more attacks
Virtualisation users should expect more attacks



http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?newsID=104088 

By Tom Jowitt
Techworld
08 September 2008

VMware's recent release of a large number of patches for its 
virtualisation offerings is likely to be the first of many, as hackers 
increasingly focus their attention on virtualised environments.

That is according to security vendor, Fortify Software, which is urging 
caution among those companies looking to adopt virtualisation 
technology.

Last week, the virtualisation market leader VMware warned of at least 16 
vulnerabilities concerning VMware ACE, VMware Server, VMware ESX, VMware 
Workstation and VMware Player. The advisory also included links to a 
number of patches.

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) meanwhile said these 
vulnerabilities could allow hackers to execute arbitrary code, cause a 
denial-of-service condition, access the system with elevated privileges, 
or obtain sensitive information.

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