VMware Fusion 12.0.x < 12.2.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2022-0004)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 158147

Synopsis

A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities

Description

The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 12.0.x prior to 12.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

- VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the XHCI USB controller. A malicious actor with local administrative privileges on a virtual machine may exploit this issue to execute code as the virtual machine's VMX process running on the host. (CVE-2021-22040)

- VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a double-fetch vulnerability in the UHCI USB controller. A malicious actor with local administrative privileges on a virtual machine may exploit this issue to execute code as the virtual machine's VMX process running on the host. (CVE-2021-22041)

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

Solution

Update to VMware Fusion version 12.2.1, or later.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2022-0004.html

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/87349

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 158147

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2022_0004.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2/18/2022

Updated: 2/25/2022

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-22041

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/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, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/15/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-22040, CVE-2021-22041

VMSA: 2022-0004

IAVA: 2022-A-0089