VMware Player 6.x < 6.0.2 Windows 8.1 Guest Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2014-0005)
High Nessus Plugin ID 74265
SynopsisThe remote host contains software that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe installed version of VMware Player 6.x running on the remote Windows host is prior to 6.0.2. 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 Player 6.0.2 or later.