VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.0 Multiple Privilege Escalations (VMSA-2016-0014) (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is
affected by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities.

Description :

The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote Mac OS X host is
8.x prior to 8.5.0. It is, therefore, affected by multiple NULL
pointer dereference flaws in the graphic acceleration functions due to
improper memory handling. A local attacker can exploit these to gain
elevated privileges.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.0 or later. Note that VMware
Tools on Mac OS X-based guests must also be updated to completely
mitigate these vulnerabilities.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93519 ()

Bugtraq ID: 92938

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7079

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