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: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 12/29/2017

Updated: 11/8/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-4941

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 12/19/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/19/2017

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

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

BID: 102238, 102240, 102371, 102376

VMSA: 2017-0021, 2018-0002

IAVA: 2018-A-0020