VMware Player 12.x < 12.5.2 Drag-and-Drop Feature Arbitrary Code Execution (VMSA-2016-0019) (Linux)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95287
SynopsisA virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe version of VMware Player installed on the remote Linux host is 12.x prior to 12.5.2. 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 Player version 12.5.2 or later.