VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.4 DoS Vulnerability (VMSA-2017-0015) (macOS)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103373


A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 8.x prior to 8.5.4. It is, therefore, affected by a NULL pointer dereference error related to handling RPC requests that allows an attacker to crash a virtual machine.


Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103373

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2017_0015__8_5_4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/09/21

Modified: 2017/11/30

Dependencies: 50828

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:fusion

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, installed_sw/VMware Fusion, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/09/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/09/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4925

BID: 100842

OSVDB: 165468

VMSA: 2017-0015