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

High Nessus Plugin ID 95289

Synopsis

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

Description

The version of VMware Workstation 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.

Solution

Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.2 or later. Alternatively, disable both the drag-and-drop function and the copy-and-paste function.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0019.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95289

File Name: vmware_workstation_linux_vmsa_2016_0019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2016/11/23

Modified: 2017/03/27

Dependencies: 71053

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

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

CVSSv3

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:workstation

Required KB Items: Host/VMware Workstation/Version, Settings/ParanoidReport

Excluded KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated

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

VMSA: 2016-0019