VMSA-2018-0018 : VMware Horizon View Agent, VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates resolve multiple security issues

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111350

Synopsis

The remote VMware ESXi host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description

a. VMware Horizon View Agent local information disclosure vulnerability

VMware Horizon View Agents contain a local information disclosure
vulnerability due to insecure logging of credentials in the
vmmsi.log file when an account other than the currently logged on
user is specified during installation (including silent
installations). Successful exploitation of this issue may allow low
privileged users access to the credentials specified during the
Horizon View Agent installation.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6971 to this issue.

b. ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion denial-of-service vulnerability

VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a denial-of-service
vulnerability due to NULL pointer dereference issue in RPC handler.
Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with
normal user privileges to crash their VMs.

VMware would like to thank Hahna Latonick and Kevin Fujimoto working
with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue to
us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6972 to this issue.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2018/000423.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111350

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2018-0018.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 2018/07/26

Modified: 2018/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:5.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.0, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.5, cpe:/o:vmware:esxi:6.7

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6971, CVE-2018-6972

VMSA: 2018-0018

IAVB: 2018-B-0092