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


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 8.5.10 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.


Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.10 / 10.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105781

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2018_0004.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2018/01/12

Modified: 2018/02/02

Dependencies: 50828

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:ND/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:X/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: 2018/01/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-4949, CVE-2017-4950

BID: 102376, 102489, 102490

OSVDB: 171897, 172500, 172499

VMSA: 2018-0004, 2018-0005

IAVA: 2018-A-0020, 2018-A-0026