VMware Player 7.x < 7.1.3 Host Privilege Escalation (VMSA-2016-0005)
High Nessus Plugin ID 91226
SynopsisA virtualization application installed on the remote host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Player installed on the remote host is 7.x prior to 7.1.3. It is, therefore, affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability due to an improperly referenced executable. A local attacker can exploit this to gain elevated permissions on the host system.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Player version 7.1.3 or later.