VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.2 Drag-and-Drop Feature Arbitrary Code Execution (VMSA-2016-0019)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95286
SynopsisA virtualization application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote Mac OS X host is 8.x prior to 8.5.2. It is, therefore, affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the drag-and-drop feature due to an out-of-bounds memory access error. An attacker within the guest can exploit this to execute arbitrary code on the host system.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.2 or later. Alternatively, disable both the drag-and-drop function and the copy-and-paste function.