VMware Fusion 11.0.x < 11.5.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2019-0020, VMSA-2019-0021)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 131128
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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 11.5.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- An unspecified information disclosure vulnerability in vmnetdhcp. (CVE-2019-5540)

- An unspecified out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000e virtual network adapter. (CVE-2019-5541)

- An unspecified denial-of-service vulnerability in the RPC handler. (CVE-2019-5542)

- Unspecified vulnerabilities related to hypervisor-specific mitigations for TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA).


Update to VMware Fusion version 11.5.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 131128

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2019_0021.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 11/20/2019

Updated: 3/20/2020

Dependencies: macosx_fusion_detect.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5541


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: 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: 11/12/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/12/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5540, CVE-2019-5541, CVE-2019-5542, CVE-2019-11135