VMware Tools 10.x / 11.x / 12.x < 12.1.5 DoS (VMSA-2022-0029)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 168362


A virtualization tool suite is installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The version of VMware Tools installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in the VM3DMP driver. An authenticated, local attacker can exploit this to trigger a PANIC in the VM3DMP driver leading to a denial-of-service condition in the Windows guest OS.

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


Upgrade to VMware Tools version 12.1.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 168362

File Name: vmware_tools_win_vmsa-2022-0029.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 12/2/2022

Updated: 9/20/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-31693


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:tools

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/29/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-31693

IAVB: 2022-B-0056-S

VMSA: 2022-0029