VMware Workstation 8.x < 8.0.5 / 9.x < 9.0.1 VMCI Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2013-0002)
High Nessus Plugin ID 64921
SynopsisThe remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is a version prior to 8.0.5 / 9.0.1. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Virtual Machine Communication Interface (VMCI) in the 'VMCI.sys' driver.
By exploiting this issue, a local attacker could elevate their privileges on Windows-based hosts or Windows-based Guest Operating Systems.
Note that systems that have VMCI disabled are also affected by this issue.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Workstation 8.0.5 / 9.0.1 or later.