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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Horizon Vendors:   VMware
VMware Horizon Client Insecure suid Binary Lets Local Users Obtain Root Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040989
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040989
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6964   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 29 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Client for Linux 4.x and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Horizon Client. A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.

A local user can exploit an insecure set user id (setuid) binary to gain root privileges on the target system.

VMware Horizon Client for Linux is affected.

Nassim Abbaoui, pentester at OVH, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (Client 4.8.0).

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0014.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0014.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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