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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111761

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: 2018/08/15

Updated: 2019/11/04

Dependencies: 26201

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-3646

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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: 2018/08/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-3646

BID: 105080

VMSA: 2018-0020