Denial of service in VMware Workstation and Fusion

Published: 2018-03-16
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2018-6957
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
VMware Workstation
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

VMware Fusion
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Denial of service

EUVDB-ID: #VU11121

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2018-6957

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists on the VNC manually enabled systems due to unspecified error. A remote attacker can open a large number of VNC sessions to cause unspecified denial of service conditions.


Update VMware Fusion to version 10.1.1.
Update VMware Workstation to version 14.1.1.

Vulnerable software versions

VMware Workstation: 14.0 - 14.1

VMware Fusion: 10.0 - 10.1.0

CPE2.3 External links

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