VMware Player 14.x < 14.1.3 Out-of-Bounds Write (VMSA-2018-022)

high Nessus Plugin ID 111978
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A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an out-of-bounds write vulnerability.


The version of VMware Player installed on the remote Windows host is 14.x prior to 14.1.3. It is, therefore, missing a security update that fixes an out-of-bounds write vulnerability.


Upgrade to VMware Player version 14.1.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111978

File Name: vmware_player_win_vmsa_2018_0022.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 8/20/2018

Updated: 11/4/2019

Dependencies: vmware_player_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6973


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:workstation

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/14/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6973

BID: 105094

VMSA: 2018-0022