Memory leak in VMware Workstation and Fusion

Published: 2020-10-20
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-3995
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
VMware Fusion
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

VMware Workstation
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Memory leak

EUVDB-ID: #VU47751

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-3995


Exploit availability:


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform DoS attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak within the VMCI host driver. A remote attacker can force the application to leak memory and perform denial of service attack.


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Vulnerable software versions

VMware Fusion: 11.0.0 - 11.0.3

VMware Workstation: 15.0.0 - 15.0.4

Fixed software versions

CPE2.3 External links

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