#VU22738 Information disclosure

Published: 2019-11-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU22738

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-5540


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
VMware Workstation
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software
VMware Fusion
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor: VMware, Inc


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to information disclosure issue in vmnetdhcp. A remote authenticated attacker can leak memory from the host process and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

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Vulnerable software versions

VMware Workstation: 15.0.0 - 15.5.0

VMware Fusion: 11.0.0 - 11.5.0


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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