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Digital Defense Discovers Zero-Day Vulnerability In VMware

A remote unauthenticated attacker can use this weakness to retrieve arbitrary files from the affected server's underlying root file system

San Antonio, TX – December 19, 2012 – Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), a leading provider of managed cloud-based security risk assessments, announced another zero-day finding, discovered by the company's Vulnerability Research Team (VRT). The vulnerability resides in both the VMware® View Connection Server and the View Security Server. A remote unauthenticated attacker can use this weakness to retrieve arbitrary files from the affected server's underlying root file system. This security issue was revealed using DDI's patent-pending vulnerability scanning technology.

We applaud VMware for their collaboration and rapid response in developing a solution for the issue in the form of an upgrade, which is available through their website.

Previously unknown software flaws, or zero-day vulnerabilities, continue to be one of the biggest threats an organization can face. A single exploited vulnerability in one computer or network can be devastating, resulting in severe losses to an organization's reputation and bottom line.

DDI's VRT has the unique capability to identify and disclose these vulnerabilities. This Decisive Security Intelligence is improving the security posture of organizations across the globe. The VRT has released multiple vulnerability disclosures, including those within widely used platforms.

Gordon MacKay, Chief Technology Officer at DDI states, "Our VRT is vigilant in our quest to root out any flaws that pose a danger to our clients. In addition to proactively mining data to expose potential threats, we listen to our clients and investigate identified issues, which may reveal these previously unknown vulnerabilities".

About Digital Defense

Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is the premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets for small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. DDI's dedicated team of experts helps organizations establish a culture of security through regular information security assessments, awareness education and Decisive Security Intelligence. This proven method bolsters the capability of organizations to reduce risk and keep information, intellectual property and reputations secure. The combination of DDI's certified Security Analysts, patent-pending scanning technology and proprietary cloud-based vulnerability management system, Frontline&trade Solutions Platform, delivers the most powerful assessment results and remediation management solutions possible.

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