VMware Horizon View Client 5.x < 5.2.0 Use-After-Free (VMSA-2019-0014)

high Nessus Plugin ID 129498


A virtualization application installed on the remote host is affected by a use-after-free error.


The version of VMware Horizon View Client installed on the remote host is 5.x prior to 5.2.0. It is, therefore, affected by 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.

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


Update to Horizon View Client version 5.2.0, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 129498

File Name: vmware_horizon_view_client_vmsa_2019_0014.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 10/2/2019

Updated: 10/25/2021

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:horizon_view_client

Required KB Items: installed_sw/VMware Horizon View Client

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

IAVA: 2019-A-0344

VMSA: 2019-0014