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

High Nessus Plugin ID 105485


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


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.


Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.9 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105485

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2017_0021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2017/12/29

Modified: 2018/01/15

Dependencies: 50828

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.3

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:P/RL:U/RC:X

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

Reference Information

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

BID: 102240, 102238, 102376, 102371

OSVDB: 171160, 171161, 171897

VMSA: 2017-0021, 2018-0002

IAVA: 2018-A-0020