VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (macOS)

high Nessus Plugin ID 99103
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Synopsis

A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 8.x prior to 8.5.6. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A heap buffer overflow condition exists due to improper validation of certain input. An attacker on the guest can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code on the host.
(CVE-2017-4902)

- A stack memory initialization flaw exists that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4903)

- An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4904)

- An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows the disclosure of sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-4905)

Solution

Upgrade to VMware Fusion version 8.5.6 or later.

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99103

File Name: macosx_fusion_vmsa_2017_0006.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 3/30/2017

Updated: 11/13/2019

Dependencies: macosx_fusion_detect.nasl

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-4904

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:fusion

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, installed_sw/VMware Fusion, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/28/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/17/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-4902, CVE-2017-4903, CVE-2017-4904, CVE-2017-4905

BID: 97160, 97163, 97164, 97165

VMSA: 2017-0006