VMware Workstation 14.x < 14.1.4 / 15.x < 15.0.1 vmxnet3 Guest-to-Host Code Execution Vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0027)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118883


A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an uninitialized stack memory usage vulnerability.


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is 14.x prior to 14.1.4 or 15.x prior to 15.0.1. It is, therefore, affected by an uninitialized stack memory usage vulnerability in the vmxnet3 network adapter. An attacker with access to a guest system may be able to execute code on the host system by leveraging this vulnerability.


Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 14.1.4, 15.0.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118883

File Name: vmware_workstation_vmsa_2018_0027.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2018/11/12

Updated: 2019/11/01

Dependencies: 26201, 71053

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6981

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:workstation

Required KB Items: installed_sw/VMware Workstation

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/11/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6981

BID: 105881

VMSA: 2018-0027