Vulnerability Details

VMware Workstation Code Execution And Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities (Linux)

Published: 2017-07-03 09:45:42
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Detection Type:
Executable

Summary:
The host is installed with VMware Workstation and is prone to information disclosure and multiple code execution vulnerabilities.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Multiple flaws are due to, - A heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. - An uninitialized memory usage in XHCI controller.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow a guest to execute code on the host and may also lead to information leak.

Affected Versions:
VMware Workstation 12.x before 12.5.5 on Linux.

Recommendations:
Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.5 or later.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-4902
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-4903
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-4904
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-4905

SecurityFocus Bugtraq ID:

https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/97163
https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/97160
https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/97165
https://www.securityfocus.com/bid/97164

References:

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html
http://www.vmware.com

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2017-07-03
Modified
2018-10-19
Category
General

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