VMware Workstation (Linux) 15.0.x < 15.1.0 Use After Free Vulnerability (VMSA-2019-0009)

high Nessus Plugin ID 125883
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A virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is affected by a use after free vulnerability


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Linux host is 15.0.x prior to 15.1.0. It is, therefore, affected by a use after free vulnerability in the Advanced Linux Sounds Architecture Backend. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this, in conjunction with other issues, to execute arbitrary code.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update to VMware Workstation version 15.1.0, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 125883

File Name: vmware_workstation_vmsa_2019_0009.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: General

Published: 6/14/2019

Updated: 9/21/2020

Dependencies: vmware_workstation_linux_installed.nbin

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5525


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


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


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: 5/14/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/6/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5525

BID: 108674

VMSA: 2019-0009