This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by a
privilege escalation vulnerability.
The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is a
version prior to 8.0.5 / 9.0.1. It is, therefore, reportedly affected
by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Virtual Machine
Communication Interface (VMCI) in the 'VMCI.sys' driver.
By exploiting this issue, a local attacker could elevate their
privileges on Windows-based hosts or Windows-based Guest Operating
Note that systems that have VMCI disabled are also affected by this
See also :
Upgrade to VMware Workstation 8.0.5 / 9.0.1 or later.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true