VMware Workstation 15.0.x < 15.5.1 Vulnerability (VMSA-2019-0023)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 132417


A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a vulnerability


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 a vulnerability. 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 15.5.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 132417

File Name: vmware_workstation_vmsa_2019_0023.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2019/12/27

Updated: 2020/01/03

Dependencies: 26201

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-5539

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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: 2019/12/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-5539

VMSA: 2019-0023