VMware Player 12.x < 12.5.9 / 14.x < 14.1.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2018-0004) (VMSA-2018-0005) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105783


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 14.x prior to 14.1.1 or 12.x prior to 12.5.9. 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 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 Player version 12.5.9 / 14.1.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105783

File Name: vmware_player_win_vmsa_2018_0004.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2018/01/12

Updated: 2019/11/08

Dependencies: 31728

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-4950

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/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: 2018/01/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/09

Reference Information

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

BID: 102376, 102489, 102490

VMSA: 2018-0004, 2018-0005

IAVA: 2018-A-0020