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Virtual machine hyper jumping exploits are designed to compromise a VM, which is then used to access or launch attacks against other VMs or hosts. This is usually done by targeting and accessing a less secure VM on a host, which is then used as the launch point for further attacks on the system.
In some severe attacks, two or more VMs may be compromised and used to launch attacks against the more secured guests or hypervisor. A compromised guest can also exploit an insecure virtual environment and spread the attack across several networks.
These attacks can occur due to:
Virtual machine hyper jumping can be prevented using various methods, including: