VMware Tools 9.x / 10.x < 10.1.0 Kernel Memory Address Disclosure (VMSA-2016-0017) (Mac OS X)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 94339


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


The version of VMware Tools installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 9.x or 10.x prior to 10.1.0. 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 Tools version 10.1.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94339

File Name: macosx_vmware_tools_vmsa_2016_0017.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2016/10/27

Modified: 2018/01/18

Dependencies: 93522

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:tools

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, installed_sw/VMware Tools, 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-2016-5328

BID: 93886

OSVDB: 146346

VMSA: 2016-0017