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A virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is
affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Linux host
is 12.x prior to 12.5.6. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege
escalation vulnerability in the ALSA sound driver due to insecurely
loading shared libraries via the '.asoundrc' configuration file. A
local attacker can exploit this, by loading specially crafted
libraries, to gain root privileges on the host.
See also :
Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.6 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true