VMware Fusion < 3.1.2 (VMSA-2010-0018)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51079


The remote host has an application that is affected by three security issues.


The version of VMware Fusion installed on the Mac OS X host is earlier than 3.1.2. Such versions are affected by three security issues :

- A race condition in the mounting process in vmware-mount in allows host OS users to gain privileges via vectors involving temporary files. (CVE-2010-4295)

- The VMware Tools update functionality allows host OS users to gain privileges on the guest OS via unspecified vectors, related to a 'command injection' issue. (CVE-2010-4297)
- vmware-mount does not properly load libraries, which allows host OS users to gain privileges via vectors involving shared object files. (CVE-2010-4296)


Upgrade to VMware Fusion 3.1.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51079

File Name: macosx_fusion_3_1_2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2010/12/08

Modified: 2011/12/12

Dependencies: 50828

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:fusion

Required KB Items: MacOSX/Fusion/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/12/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4295, CVE-2010-4296, CVE-2010-4297

BID: 45167, 45166, 45168

OSVDB: 69584, 69585, 69590

IAVA: 2010-A-0168