VMware Fusion 4.x < 4.1.2 (VMSA-2012-0007)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote host has a virtualization application affected by a local
privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware Fusion 4.x installed on the Mac OS X host is
earlier than 4.1.2. As such, it is reportedly affected by a local
privilege escalation vulnerability because the access control list of
the VMware Tools folder is incorrectly set.

By exploiting this issue, a local attacker could elevate his privileges
on Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Fusion 4.1.2 or later.

In addition to patching, VMware Tools must be updated on all Windows
guest VMs in order to completely mitigate the vulnerability.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58792 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53006

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1518