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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Horizon Vendors:   VMware
VMware Horizon Out-of-Bounds Memory Read Error in Message Framework Lets Local Users View Portions of System Memory on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041430
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041430
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6970   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 7 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6, 7; Horizon Client for Windows
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Horizon. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory.

A local user can trigger an out-of-bounds memory read error in the Message Framework library to obtain potentially sensitive information from a privileged process running on the target system.

The Horizon Connection Server, Horizon Agent, and Horizon Client are affected.

Horizon Agents on Linux-based systems and Horizon Clients on non-Windows systems are not affected.

Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Source Incite (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory on the target system.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (6.2.7, 7.5.1; Horizon Client 4.8.1).

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0019.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0019.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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