VMware Workstation 10.x < 10.0.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2015-0001 / VMSA-2015-0004) (Windows)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81187


The remote host has a virtualization application installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host is 10.x prior to 10.0.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple 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)

- A denial of service vulnerability exists due to improper validation of user-supplied input to a remote procedure call (RPC) command. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a crafted command, to crash the host or guest operating systems. (CVE-2015-2341)


Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 10.0.5 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81187

File Name: vmware_workstation_multiple_vmsa_2015_0001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2015/02/05

Modified: 2016/11/29

Dependencies: 26201

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:workstation

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/01/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8370, CVE-2015-1043, CVE-2015-1044, CVE-2015-2341

BID: 72336, 72337, 72338, 75094

OSVDB: 117669, 117670, 117671, 123094

VMSA: 2015-0001, 2015-0004