#VU22740 Input validation error

Published: 2019-11-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU22740

Vulnerability risk: Medium

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

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-5542


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 perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in the RPC handler. A remote authenticated attacker can cause a denial-of-service condition on their own VM.

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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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