VMware Information for VU#649219
SYSRET 64-bit operating system privilege escalation vulnerability on Intel CPU hardware
- Vendor Information Help Date Notified: 01 May 2012
- Statement Date: 07 Jun 2012
- Date Updated: 08 Jun 2012
The VMware Security Response Center has reviewed the technical details of CVE-2012-0217, the "#GP in sysret" vulnerability. The "sysret" instruction is not used in VMware hypervisor code, therefore VMware products are not affected by this issue. Please note that guest operating systems that are installed as virtual machines may be affected and should be patched based on the recommendation of their respective OS vendors.
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