Multiple vulnerabilities in VMware Workstation Pro and VMware Tools

Published: 2019-06-06 09:03:16 | Updated: 2019-06-06
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2019-5522
CVE-2019-5525
CVSSv3 4.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
6.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-125
CWE-416
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software VMware Tools
VMware Workstation
Vulnerable software versions VMware Tools 10.3.5
VMware Tools 10.3.2
VMware Tools 10.3.0

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VMware Workstation 15.0.4
VMware Workstation 15.0.3
VMware Workstation 15.0.2
VMware Workstation 15.0.1
VMware Workstation 15.0.0
Vendor URL VMware, Inc

Security Advisory

1) Out-of-bounds read

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary condition within the vm3dmp driver, installed  with vmtools on Windows guest machines. A local non-privileged user of a Windows guest machine can use a specially crafted application to trigger out-of-bounds read and gain access to kernel memory on the same guest OS or perform denial of service attack against guest OS.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0009.html

2) Use-after-free

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the host system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) backend. A local non-privileged user of a guest OS can use a specially crafted application to trigger use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the Linux host where Workstation is installed.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise Linux host operating system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0009.html

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