VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.7 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0015) (Linux)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103379
SynopsisA virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe 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)
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.7 or later.