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VMware Security Advisory 2015-0005

VMware Security Advisory 2015-0005
Posted Jul 10, 2015
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2015-0005 - VMware Workstation, Player, and Horizon View Client for Windows updates address a host privilege escalation vulnerability.

tags | advisory
systems | windows
advisories | CVE-2015-3650
MD5 | a2697888409cfe12bb5945f63544fc3a

VMware Security Advisory 2015-0005

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0005
Synopsis: VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for
Windows updates address a host privilege escalation
vulnerability

Issue date: 2015-07-09
Updated on: 2015-07-09
CVE number: CVE-2015-3650
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1. Summary

VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows
updates address a host privilege escalation vulnerability.

2. Relevant Releases

VMware Workstation for Windows 11.x prior to version 11.1.1
VMware Workstation for Windows 10.x prior to version 10.0.7
VMware Player for Windows 7.x prior to version 7.1.1
VMware Player for Windows 6.x prior to version 6.0.7
VMware Horizon Client for Windows (with Local Mode Option) prior to
version 5.4.2


3. Problem Description

a. VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows
host privilege escalation vulnerability.

VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows do
not set a discretionary access control list (DACL) for one of
their processes. This may allow a local attacker to elevate their
privileges and execute code in the security context of the
affected process.

VMware would like to thank Kyriakos Economou of Nettitude for
reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org)
has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-3650 to this issue.

Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/
Product Version on Apply Patch
============= ======= ======= ===============
VMware Workstation 11.x Windows 11.1.1
VMware Workstation 10.x Windows 10.0.7

VMware Player 7.x Windows 7.1.1
VMware Player 6.x Windows 6.0.7

VMware Horizon Client for 5.x Windows 5.4.2
Windows (with Local Mode Option)

VMware Horizon Client for 3.x any not affected
Windows



4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware Workstation
--------------------------------
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

VMware Player
--------------------------------
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer

VMware Horizon Clients
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https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients


5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2015-3650

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6. Change log

2015-07-09 VMSA-2015-0005
Initial security advisory.


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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

security-announce at lists.vmware.com
bugtraq at securityfocus.com
fulldisclosure at seclists.org

E-mail: security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

VMware Security Advisories
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

Consolidated list of VMware Security Advisories
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2078735

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https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

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https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

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Copyright 2015 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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