VMware Fusion 10.x < 10.1.4 / 11.x < 11.0.1 vmxnet3 Guest-to-Host Code Execution Vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0027) (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118884


A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by an uninitialized stack memory usage vulnerability.


The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 10.x prior to 10.1.4 or 11.x prior to 11.0.1. 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 Fusion version 10.1.4, 11.0.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118884

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2018_0027.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/12/2018

Updated: 11/1/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6981


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:fusion

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, installed_sw/VMware Fusion

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