VMware Player 12.x < 12.5.2 Drag-and-Drop Feature Arbitrary Code Execution (VMSA-2016-0019)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95288


A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.


The version of VMware Player installed on the remote Windows 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.


Upgrade to VMware Player version 12.5.2 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95288

File Name: vmware_player_win_vmsa_2016_0019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2017/03/20

Dependencies: 31728

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 9.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:player

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/VMware Player

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7461

BID: 94280

OSVDB: 147086

VMSA: 2016-0019