VMware Products Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2010-0018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51057


The remote host has a virtualization application affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


A VMware product (Player, Workstation, Server, or Movie Decoder) detected on the remote host has one or more of the following vulnerabilities :

- A vulnerability in VMware Tools update could allow arbitrary code execution on non-Windows based guest operating systems with root privileges. (CVE-2010-4297)

- A vulnerability in VMware VMnc Codec could allow arbitrary code execution subject to the privileges of the user running the application using the vulnerable codec. (CVE-2010-4294)

In addition to patching, VMware Tools must be manually updated on all guest VMs in order to completely mitigate certain vulnerabilities. Refer to the VMware advisory for more information.


Upgrade to :

- VMware Workstation 6.5.5 / 7.1.2 or later.
- VMware Player 2.5.5 / 3.1.2 or later.
- VMware Movie Decoder (standalone) 6.5.5/7.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51057

File Name: vmware_multiple_vmsa_2010_0018.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2010/12/07

Modified: 2016/08/16

Dependencies: 26200, 31728, 26201, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_player, cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_server, cpe:/a:vmware:vmware_workstation

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4294, CVE-2010-4297

BID: 45166, 45169

OSVDB: 69590, 69596

VMSA: 2010-0018

IAVA: 2010-A-0168

Secunia: 42480, 42481