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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Horizon Vendors:   VMware
VMware Horizon View Client for Windows Bug in Cortado ThinPrint Let Local Users on a View Desktop Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040108
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040108
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-4948   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 5 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 4.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Horizon View Client for Windows. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the host system. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target client system.

A local user on the guest View desktop can trigger an out-of-bounds memory read error in Cortado ThinPrint ('TPView.dll') to obtain potentially sensitive information from the host system.

This can also be exploited to cause denial of service conditions on the target View desktop system.

Yakun Zhang of McAfee reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the host system.

Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (4.7.0).

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0003.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0003.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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