KLA11036
Multiple vulnerabilities in VMware products
Updated: 11/06/2018
CVSS
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6.9
Detect date
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03/09/2017
Severity
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High
Description

Multiple serious vulnerabilities have been found in VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Workstation Player. Malicious users can exploit these vulnerabilities to gain privileges or cause a denial of service.

Below is a complete list of vulnerabilities:

  1. A DLL loading vulnerability can be exploited remotely to gain privileges from normal to System in the host machine;
  2. An unspecified vulnerability in the SVGA driver can be exploited remotely to cause a denial of service on the virtual machine or out-of-bounds read.
  3. A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in the SVGA driver can be exploited remotely by malicious users with normal privileges to cause a denial of service on their virtual machines.

Technical details

Vulnerability (1) is related to the “vmware-vmx” process, which loads DLLs from a path defined in the local environment variable.

Vulnerability (2) can be exploited only in case the host does not have any graphics card or graphics drivers installed.

NB: These vulnerabilities do not have any public CVSS rating so rating can be changed by the time.

Affected products

VMware Workstation Pro 12.x before 12.5.3
VMware Workstation Player 12.x before 12.5.3

Solution

Update to the latest versions
Download VMware Workstation Pro
Download VMware Workstation Player

Original advisories

VMware Security Advisor

Impacts
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DoS 
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PE 
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Related products
VMware Workstation
VMware Player
CVE-IDS
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CVE-2017-4900
CVE-2017-4899
CVE-2017-4898