Vulnerability identifier: #VU23778
Vulnerability risk: Low
Exploitation vector: Local
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: VMware, Inc
The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to insecure loading of a DLL by Cortado Thinprint. A local user can escalate their privileges to administrator on a Windows machine where Workstation or View Agent is installed.
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Vulnerable software versions
VMware Workstation: 15.0.4 - 15.5.0
VMware Horizon: 7.5 - 7.5.3
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.