Multiple vulnerabiities in VMware products



Published: 2020-11-23
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2020-4004
CVE-2020-4005
CWE-ID CWE-416
CWE-264
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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VMware ESXi
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

VMware Fusion
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

VMware Workstation
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Cloud Foundation
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU48602

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-4004

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in the XHCI USB controller. A local administrator can execute arbitrary code as the virtual machine's VMX process running on the host

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VMware ESXi: 6.5 - 7.0

VMware Fusion: 11.0.0 - 11.5.6

VMware Workstation: 15.0.0 - 15.5.6

Cloud Foundation: 3.0 - 4.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2020-0026.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

EUVDB-ID: #VU48603

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-4005

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VMware ESXi: 6.5 - 7.0

Cloud Foundation: 3.0 - 4.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2020-0026.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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