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VMware Patches View Security Flaw Discovered by Digital Defense Team

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Virtualization kingpin VMware (NYSE: VMW) advised users that it has patched a security vulnerability in its View desktop virtualization platform that could have given an opening for an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute a directory traversal attack to retrieve random files from affected View Servers, potentially exposing sensitive information housed on the server. The previously unknown, or zero-day finding, was uncovered by security vendor Digital Defense, a San Antonio, Texas-headquartered provider of managed, cloud-based security technology. In an advisory, VMware identified View 5. (IT news)