VMware Tools 9.x / 10.x < 10.1.0 Kernel Memory Address Disclosure (VMSA-2016-0017) (Mac OS X)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS
X host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware Tools installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X
host is 9.x or 10.x prior to 10.1.0. It is, therefore, affected by an
information disclosure vulnerability in the System Integrity
Protection (SIP) feature. A local attacker can exploit this issue
to obtain kernel memory addresses and thereby bypass the kASLR
protection mechanism.

See also :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0017.html

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Tools version 10.1.0 or later.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94339 ()

Bugtraq ID: 93886

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5328

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