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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware Workstation and Fusion Drag and Drop Memory Access Error Lets Local Users on a Guest System Gain Privileges on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037282
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037282
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7461   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Workstation 12.x; Fusion 8.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Workstation and Fusion. A local user on the guest system can gain privileges on the host system.

A local user on the guest system can exploit an out-of-bounds memory access flaw in the drag-and-drop function to execute arbitrary code on the host system.

Qinghao Tang and Xinlei Ying from the 360 Marvel Team and lokihardt reported this vulnerability at PwnFest.

Impact:   A local user on the guest system can gain privileges on the host system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Workstation 12.5.2; Fusion 8.5.2).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0019.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0019.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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