VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.10 / 10.x < 10.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2018-0004) (VMSA-2018-0005) (Spectre) (macOS)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105781
SynopsisA virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 8.x prior to 8.5.10 or 10.x prior to 10.1.1. It is, therefore, missing security updates that add hypervisor-assisted guest remediation for a speculative execution vulnerability (CVE-2017-5715). These updates will allow guest operating systems to use hardware support for branch target mitigation and will require guest OS security updates as detailed in VMware Knowledge Base article 52085.
It is also affected by use-after-free and integer-overflow vulnerabilities.
Note that hypervisor-specific remediation's for this vulnerability were released as part of VMSA-2018-0002.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.10 / 10.1.1 or later.