NETinVM: Like it sounds, an entire virtualized network in a single VM

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I was trolling around the Internet today and came across NETinVM, from the guys at the RaDaJo security blog.  According to the NETinVM web site: “NETinVM is a single VMware virtual machine image that contains, ready to run, a series of User-mode Linux (UML) virtual machines which, when started, conform a whole computer network inside the […]

Free ConfigCheck Utility for VMware ESX host security assesment

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Tripwire has a free, Windows based security assessment tool called ConfigCheck for VMware ESX hosts.  It rapidly assesses the security of VMware ESX hypervisor configurations compared to the VMware Infrastructure 3 Security Hardening guidelines. According to the VMware website: Tripwire ConfigCheckTMis a free utility you can use to rapidly assess the security of your VMware ESX host configurations, according […]

VMware VI Toolkit for Windows Beta is now available

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The VMware VI Toolkit for Windows Beta is now available for download. The toolkit provides cmdlets for managing, monitoring, automating, and handling life-cycle operations for VMware Infrastructure components – virtual machines, datacenters, storage, networks, etc. Less experienced administrators can use PowerShell commands included in the VI Toolkit to manage their VMware virtual infrastructure from the […]

VMware Running on Windows Host Security Hole

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If you are running VMware on a Windows host configured with host-to-guest shared folders, it is possible for a program running in the guest to gain access to the host’s complete file system and create or modify executable files in sensitive locations. A vulnerability exists in VMware’s shared folders mechanism that grants users of a […]