VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.0 Kernel Memory Address Disclosure (VMSA-2016-0017) (Mac OS X)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 94338


A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by an information disclosure vulnerability.


The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 8.x prior to 8.5.0. It is, therefore, affected by an information disclosure vulnerability in the System Integrity Protection (SIP) feature. A local attacker can exploit this issue to obtain kernel memory addresses and thereby bypass the kASLR protection mechanism.


Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94338

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2016_0017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/10/27

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 50828

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:fusion

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, installed_sw/VMware Fusion, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5329

BID: 93888

OSVDB: 146344

VMSA: 2016-0017