VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.9 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0021) (VMSA-2018-0002) (Spectre) (macOS)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105485

Synopsis

A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 8.x prior to 8.5.9. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities that can allow code execution in a virtual machine via the authenticated VNC session as well as cause information disclosure from one virtual machine to another virtual machine on the same host.

Solution

Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.9 or later.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0021.html

https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0368

https://www.talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2017-0369

https://www.vmware.com/us/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0002.html

https://meltdownattack.com/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105485

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2017_0021.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/12/29

Modified: 2018/07/14

Dependencies: 50828

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:fusion

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/12/19

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4941, CVE-2017-4933, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715

BID: 102240, 102238, 102376, 102371

VMSA: 2017-0021, 2018-0002

IAVA: 2018-A-0020