VMware Horizon View Client 5.x < 5.4.2 DACL Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2015-0005)

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Synopsis :

The virtualization application installed on the remote host is
affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware Horizon View Client installed on the remote host
is 5.x (with local mode) prior to 5.4.2. It is, therefore, affected by
a privilege escalation vulnerability due to a failure to provide a
valid discretionary access control list (DACL) pointer for the
printproxy.exe process. A local attacker, using thread injection, can
exploit this to gain elevated privileges or execute arbitrary code.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2015-0005

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Horizon View Client 5.4.2 (with local mode) or
later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 84804 ()

Bugtraq ID: 75686

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3650

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