VMware Tools < 10.2.0 Program Execution Vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0003) (macOS)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105786


An application installed on the remote MacOS / MacOSX host is affected by a code execution vulnerability.


The version of VMware Tools installed on the remote MacOS/MacOSX host is prior to 10.2.0. It is, therefore, affected by an unspecified flaw in VMware Tools related to improper guest access control. This allows a proximate attacker to execute programs via Unity mode on locked Windows VMs.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to VMwware Tools version 10.2.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105786

File Name: macos_vmware_tools_vmsa_2018_0003.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2018/01/13

Modified: 2018/02/06

Dependencies: 57396, 93522

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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


Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_tools

Required KB Items: installed_sw/VMware Tools, Host/MacOSX/Version, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4945

BID: 102441

OSVDB: 172042

VMSA: 2018-0003

IAVB: 2018-B-0012