VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.6 vstor2 Driver NULL Pointer Dereference DoS (VMSA-2017-0009)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is
affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host
is 12.x prior to 12.5.5. It is, therefore, affected by a NULL pointer
dereference flaw in the vstor2 driver. A local attacker can exploit
this to cause a denial of service condition.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.6 or later.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 100418 ()

Bugtraq ID: 98560

CVE ID: CVE-2017-4916

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