VMware Workstation 15.0.x < 15.5.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2019-0020, VMSA-2019-0021)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 131129
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A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host is 15.0.x prior to 15.5.1. 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 Workstation version 15.5.1 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 131129

File Name: vmware_workstation_vmsa_2019_0021.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/20/2019

Updated: 3/20/2020

Dependencies: vmware_workstation_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:workstation

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/VMware Workstation

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