VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.2 Drag-and-Drop Feature Arbitrary Code Execution (VMSA-2016-0019) (Linux)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95289
SynopsisA virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is affected by an arbitrary code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.2 or later. Alternatively, disable both the drag-and-drop function and the copy-and-paste function.