VMware Player 6.x < 6.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0001) (Linux)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81184
SynopsisThe remote host contains software that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Player installed on the remote host is version 6.x prior to 6.0.5. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- An unspecified flaw exists that allows a local attacker to escalate privileges or cause a denial of service via an arbitrary write to a file. (CVE-2014-8370)
- An input validation error exists in the Host Guest File System (HGFS) that allows a local attacker to cause a denial of service of the guest operating system.
- An input validation error exists in the VMware Authorization process (vmware-authd) that allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service of the host operating system. (CVE-2015-1044)
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Player 6.0.5 or later.