VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0015) (Linux)

high Nessus Plugin ID 103379


A virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Linux host is 12.x prior to 12.5.7. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities:

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in VMware workstation within the SVGA device. An attacker with user access can exploit this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-4924)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists in VMware workstation due to a NULL pointer deference when handling guest RPC requests. An attacker with guest access can exploit this to crash their VMs.
NOTE: This vulnerability only affects VMware Workstation 12.5.2 and below. (CVE-2017-4925)


Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.7 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103379

File Name: vmware_workstation_linux_vmsa_2017_0015.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: General

Published: 9/21/2017

Updated: 9/21/2020

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-4924


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:workstation

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, Host/VMware Workstation/Version

Excluded KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/14/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/9/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4924, CVE-2017-4925

BID: 100842, 100843

VMSA: 2017-0015