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

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0027.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118883

File Name: vmware_workstation_vmsa_2018_0027.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: General

Published: 11/12/2018

Updated: 9/21/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

CVSS v2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6981

CVSS v3

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: installed_sw/VMware Workstation

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/9/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6981

BID: 105881

VMSA: 2018-0027