SecurityTracker.com
Keep Track of the Latest Vulnerabilities
with SecurityTracker!
    Home    |    View Topics    |    Search    |    Contact Us    |   

SecurityTracker
Archives


 
Sign Up
Sign Up for Your FREE Weekly SecurityTracker E-mail Alert Summary
Instant Alerts
Buy our Premium Vulnerability Notification Service to receive customized, instant alerts
Affiliates
Put SecurityTracker Vulnerability Alerts on Your Web Site -- It's Free!
Partners
Become a Partner and License Our Database or Notification Service





Category:   Application (Generic)  >   VMware ESXi Vendors:   VMware
VMware ESXi vmxnet3 Stack Memory Initialization Bugs Let Remote Users on a Guest System Gain Elevated Privileges on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042055
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042055
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-6981, CVE-2018-6982   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 9 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in VMware ESXi. A remote user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system. A remote user on the guest system can obtain potentially sensitive information.

A remote user on the guest system can exploit an uninitialized stack memory usage in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter to gain elevated privileges on the host system [CVE-2018-6981]. Systems with vmxnet3 enabled are affected.

A remote user on the guest system can exploit an uninitialized stack memory usage in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter to cause information to leak from the host to the guest domain [CVE-2018-6982]. Systems with vmxnet3 enabled are affected.

The organizers of GeekPwn2018 and security researcher Zhangyanyu of Chaitin Tech reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user on the guest system can gain elevated privileges on the host system.

A remote user on the guest system can obtain potentially sensitive information.

Solution:   VMware has issued a fix.

The VMware advisory is available at:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0027.html

Vendor URL:  www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0027.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents



[Original Message Not Available for Viewing]


Go to the Top of This SecurityTracker Archive Page





Home   |    View Topics   |    Search   |    Contact Us

This web site uses cookies for web analytics. Learn More

Copyright 2018, SecurityGlobal.net LLC