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

High Nessus Plugin ID 105555


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


The version of VMware Player 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.


Upgrade to VMware Player version 12.5.8 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 105555

File Name: vmware_player_win_vmsa_2017_0021.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2018/01/04

Updated: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 31728

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

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:player

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/12/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/12/19

Exploitable With


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