VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.2 Drag-and-Drop Feature Arbitrary Code Execution (VMSA-2016-0019)

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Synopsis :

A virtualization application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is
affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.

Description :

The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote Mac OS X host is
8.x prior to 8.5.2. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary code
execution vulnerability in the drag-and-drop feature due to an
out-of-bounds memory access error. An attacker within the guest can
exploit this to execute arbitrary code on the host system.

See also :


Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.2 or later. Alternatively,
disable both the drag-and-drop function and the copy-and-paste

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95286 ()

Bugtraq ID: 94280

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7461

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