VMware Player 6.x < 6.0.2 Windows 8.1 Guest Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2014-0005)

High Nessus Plugin ID 74265


The remote host contains software that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The 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.


Upgrade to VMware Player 6.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74265

File Name: vmware_player_priv_esc_vmsa_2014-0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2014/06/02

Modified: 2014/10/21

Dependencies: 31728

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:player

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, VMware/Player/Path, VMware/Player/Version

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3793

BID: 67737

OSVDB: 107561

VMSA: 2014-0005