VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006)

high Nessus Plugin ID 99105
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Synopsis

A virtualization application installed on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description

The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host is 12.x prior to 12.5.5. 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 Workstation version 12.5.5 or later.

See Also

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99105

File Name: vmware_workstation_win_vmsa_2017_0006.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 3/30/2017

Updated: 11/13/2019

Dependencies: vmware_workstation_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:workstation

Required KB Items: SMB/Registry/Enumerated, installed_sw/VMware Workstation, 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