VMware Workstation 10.x < 10.0.2 Windows 8.1 Guest Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2014-0005)
High Nessus Plugin ID 74267
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 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.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Workstation 10.0.2 or later.