VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0021) (VMSA-2018-0002) (Spectre)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is
affected by multiple vulnerabilities

Description :

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host
is 12.x prior to 12.5.8. It is, therefore, affected by multiple
vulnerabilities that can allow code execution in a virtual machine
via the authenticated VNC session as well as cause information disclosure from one
virtual machine to another virtual machine on the same host.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0021.html
https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0368
https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0369
https://www.vmware.com/us/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0002.html
https://meltdownattack.com/

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.8 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 105487 ()

Bugtraq ID: 102240
102238
102376
102371

CVE ID: CVE-2017-4941
CVE-2017-4933
CVE-2017-5753
CVE-2017-5715

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