VMware Tools < 11.1.1 Denial-of-Service Vulnerability (VMSA-2020-0014) (macOS)

low Nessus Plugin ID 137839
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VPR Score: 1.4

Synopsis

An application installed on the remote MacOS / MacOSX host is affected by a denial-of-service vulnerability.

Description

The version of VMware Tools installed on the remote MacOS/MacOSX host is prior to 11.1.1. It is, therefore, affected by a denial-of-service vulnerability in the Host-Guest File System (HGFS) implementation. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with non-admin privileges on guest macOS virtual machines to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VMs.

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

Solution

Upgrade to VMwware Tools version 11.1.1 or later.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2020-0014.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 137839

File Name: macos_vmware_tools_vmsa_2020_0014.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 6/26/2020

Updated: 7/3/2020

Dependencies: macosx_vmware_tools_installed.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 1.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-3972

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:vmware:vmware_tools:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version, installed_sw/VMware Tools

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/18/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/18/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-3972

IAVB: 2020-B-0033

VMSA: 2020-0014