Virtual machines: VENOM vulnerability? Remove floppy's from Vm's

hi guys

I came across this article: http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/venom-vulnerability-could-expose-virtual-machines-unpatched-host-systems

It's basically discussing the possibilities of an 'outsider' using the floppy controllers on the VM's to exploit a threat. Now, we have floppy drives added to our virtual machines, but they're not connected.

In a nutshell, would that mean we can just leave things as they are? Or would it be best to just remove the floppy drives?


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Yashy
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We usually, remove all floppy discs from VMs.

but, also only a VMware Administrator, or User with rights can upload or use a floppy disk.

You can use a script to disconnect ALL floppy drives from a VM.

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http://www.virtu-al.net/featured-scripts/vmware-powerpack/

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YashyAuthor Commented:
Oh brilliant! You mean we can run this whilst the VM's are up and running and it will remove?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It will disconnect the floppy.....

not remove....
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