VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.2 Drag-and-Drop Feature Arbitrary Code Execution (VMSA-2016-0019)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host
is 12.x prior to 12.5.2. 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 :

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0019.html

Solution :

Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.2 or later. Alternatively,
disable both the drag-and-drop function and the copy-and-paste
function.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 95290 ()

Bugtraq ID: 94280

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7461

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