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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware Vendors:   VMware
VMware Workstation/Fusion SVGA Out-of-Memory Read Error Lets Local Users on a Guest System Gain Elevated Privileges on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041876
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041876
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6974   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 16 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in VMware Workstation/Fusion. A local user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system.

A local user on the guest system can run a specially crafted application to read arbitrary memory from a SVGA device on the host system.

Anonymous (via Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system.
Solution:   VMware has issued a fix (Workstation 14.1.3, Fusion 10.1.3).

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0026.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0026.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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