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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware Workstation and Fusion VNC Session Handling Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040539
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040539
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6957   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Workstation 12.x, 14.x; Fusion 8.x, 10.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Workstation and Fusion. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can open a large number of VNC sessions to cause unspecified denial of service conditions.

Systems with VNC manually enabled are affected.

Lilith Wyatt of Cisco Talos reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (Fusion 10.1.1, Workstation 14.1.1).

Mitigation for Fusion 8.x and Workstation 12.x is described in article KB52934, available at:

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52934

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0008.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0008.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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