VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.8 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0021) (VMSA-2018-0002) (Spectre)

High Nessus Plugin ID 105487

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host is 12.x prior to 12.5.8. 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 Workstation version 12.5.8 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: 105487

File Name: vmware_workstation_win_vmsa_2017_0021.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2017/12/29

Modified: 2018/05/24

Dependencies: 26201

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

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:workstation

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/VMware Workstation

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