VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.4 Drag-and-Drop Feature Guest-to-Host Code Execution (VMSA-2017-0005) (Linux)

High Nessus Plugin ID 97940

Synopsis

A virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is affected by a guest-to-host arbitrary code execution vulnerability.

Description

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Linux host is 12.x prior to 12.5.4. It is, therefore, affected by a guest-to-host arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the drag-and-drop (DND) functionality due to an out-of-bounds memory access error. An attacker within a guest can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host system.

Solution

Upgrade to VMware Workstation version 12.5.4 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-2017-0005.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97940

File Name: vmware_workstation_linux_vmsa_2017_0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2017/03/24

Modified: 2017/07/24

Dependencies: 71053

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSSv3

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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: 2017/03/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4901

BID: 96881

VMSA: 2017-0005