VMware Fusion 11.0.x < 11.5.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2019-0014)

high Nessus Plugin ID 129496


A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities


The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 11.0.x prior to 11.5.0. It is, therefore, affected by the following issues:

- A use-after-free error in the virtual sound device that allows a local attacker on the guest machine with low privileges to execute code on the host. (CVE-2019-5527)

- A denial of service vulnerability caused by improper handling of some IPv6 packets. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to disallow network access for all guest machines using the VMware NAT mode. To exploit this vulnerability, the attacker must send specially crafted IPv6 packets from a guest machine when IPv6 mode for VMNAT is enabled. (CVE-2019-5535)

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 Fusion version 11.5.0, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129496

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2019_0014.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/2/2019

Updated: 10/31/2019

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-2019-5527


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: 9/19/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/19/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5527, CVE-2019-5535

IAVA: 2019-A-0344

VMSA: 2019-0014