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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware Workstation Pro/Player NULL Pointer Dereference in vstor2 Driver Lets Local Users on the Host System Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038526
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038526
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-4916   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 19 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Workstation Pro and Workstation Player 12.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Workstation Pro/Player. A local user on the host system can cause denial of service conditions on the host system.

A local user on the host system can exploit a null pointer dereference bug in the vstor2 driver to cause denial of service conditions on the host system.

Borja Merino reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user on the host system can cause denial of service conditions on the host system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (12.5.6).

The vendor advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0009.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0009.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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