VMware Workstation 10.x < 10.0.2 Windows 8.1 Guest Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2014-0005) (Linux)

High Nessus Plugin ID 74266


The remote host has a virtualization application that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote host is version 10.x prior to 10.0.2. 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 Workstation 10.0.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74266

File Name: vmware_workstation_linux_vmsa_2014_0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2014/06/02

Modified: 2014/10/21

Dependencies: 71053

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:workstation

Required KB Items: Host/VMware Workstation/Version

Excluded KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

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