VMSA-2018-0026 : VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 118360

Synopsis

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

Description

Out-of-bounds read vulnerability in SVGA Device

VMware ESXi, Fusion and Workstation contain an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in SVGA device. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

VMware would like to thank Anonymous 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-2018-6974 to this issue.

Solution

Apply the missing patches.

See Also

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2018/000439.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118360

File Name: vmware_VMSA-2018-0026.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 2018/10/24

Updated: 2019/02/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/VMware/release, Host/VMware/version

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6974

VMSA: 2018-0026