VMware Workstation 14.x < 14.1.3 Speculative Execution Side Channel Vulnerability (Foreshadow) (VMSA-2018-0020)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 111761
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Synopsis

A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a speculative execution side channel vulnerability.

Description

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host is 14.x prior to 14.1.3. It is, therefore, affected by a speculative execution side channel attack known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). An attacker who successfully exploited L1TF may be able to read privileged data across trust boundaries.

Solution

Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 14.1.3 or later.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0020.html

https://foreshadowattack.eu/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111761

File Name: vmware_workstation_win_vmsa_2018_0020.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/15/2018

Updated: 11/4/2019

Dependencies: vmware_workstation_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-3646

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 4.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:workstation

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/VMware Workstation

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/14/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3646

BID: 105080

VMSA: 2018-0020