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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware Workstation and Fusion Memory Access Error in Drag and Drop Function Lets Local Users on a Guest System Gain Elevated Privileges on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038025
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038025
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-4901   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2017
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Workstation Pro and Workstation Player 12.x prior to 12.5.4; Fusion Pro and Fusion 8.x prior to 8.5.5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Workstation and Fusion. A local user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system.

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

Systems with both the drag-and-drop function and the copy-and-paste function enabled are affected.

Impact:   A local user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Workstation 12.5.4; Fusion 8.5.5).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0005.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0005.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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