VMware Workstation 14.x < 14.1.1 Denial of Service Vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0008)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 118980


A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by denial of service vulnerability.


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is 14.x prior to 14.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by denial of service vulnerability which can be triggered by opening a large number of VNC sessions. In order for exploitation to be possible, VNC feature must be manually enabled.


Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 14.1.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118980

File Name: vmware_workstation_vmsa_2018_0008.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: General

Published: 11/16/2018

Updated: 9/21/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.5

Temporal Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6957


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/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: 3/15/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/15/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6957

BID: 103431

VMSA: 2018-0008