VMware Tools 9.x / 10.x < 10.0.9 Multiple Privilege Escalations (VMSA-2016-0014) (Mac OS X)
High Nessus Plugin ID 93520
SynopsisA virtualization application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by multiple privilege escalation vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Tools installed on the remote Mac OS X host is 9.x or 10.x prior to 10.0.9. It is, therefore, affected by multiple NULL pointer dereference flaws in the graphic acceleration functions due to improper memory handling. A local attacker can exploit these to gain elevated privileges.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Tools version 10.0.9 or later.