VMware Fusion 6.x < 6.0.3 Windows 8.1 Guest Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2014-0005)
High Nessus Plugin ID 74263
SynopsisThe remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote Mac OS X host is version 6.x prior to 6.0.3. It is, therefore, reportedly affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
A kernel NULL dereference flaw exists in VMware tools on Windows 8.1 guest hosts. An attacker could escalate his privileges on the guest host.
Note that successful exploitation of the vulnerability does not allow privilege escalation from the guest host to the host system.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Fusion 6.0.3 or later.