VMware Workstation 10.x < 10.0.2 Windows 8.1 Guest Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2014-0005)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is
version 10.x prior to 10.0.2. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by
a privilege escalation vulnerability.

A kernel NULL dereference flaw exists in VMware tools on Windows 8.1
guest hosts. An attacker could escalate his privileges on the guest

Note that successful exploitation of the vulnerability does not allow
privilege escalation from the guest host to the host system.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Workstation 10.0.2 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 74267 ()

Bugtraq ID: 67737

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3793

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