#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

CWE-ID: CWE-200

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

Description

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.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VMware Workstation: 15.0.0 - 15.5.0

VMware Fusion: 11.0.0 - 11.5.0


CPE

External links
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2019-0021.html


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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