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

High Nessus Plugin ID 97989


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


The version of VMware Player 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.


Upgrade to VMware Player version 12.5.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97989

File Name: vmware_player_linux_vmsa_2017_0005.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Family: General

Published: 2017/03/27

Updated: 2018/08/06

Dependencies: 71051

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:player

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