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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0008

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0008
Posted Mar 15, 2018
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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0008 - Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service vulnerability.

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advisories | CVE-2018-6957
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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0008

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0008
Severity: Important
Synopsis: Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service
vulnerability
Issue date: 2018-03-15
Updated on: 2018-03-15 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6957

1. Summary

Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service
vulnerability

2. Relevant Products

VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)

3. Problem Description

Denial-of-service vulnerability through VNC

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a denial-of-service
vulnerability which can be triggered by opening a large number
of VNC sessions.

Note: In order for exploitation to be possible on Workstation and
Fusion, VNC must be manually enabled.

VMware would like to thank Lilith Wyatt of Cisco Talos for reporting
this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6957 to this issue.

Column 5 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/ Mitigation
Product Version on Severity Apply patch Workaround
============== ======= ======= ========= ============= ==========
Workstation 14.x Any Important 14.1.1 None
Workstation 12.x Any Important N/A KB52934
Fusion 10.x OS X Important 10.1.1 None
Fusion 8.x OS X Important N/A KB52934


4. Solution

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

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.1
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/ws_pubs.html

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.1
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/player_pubs.html

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.1
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/fusion_pubs.html


5. References

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6957
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52934

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6. Change log

2018-03-15 VMSA-2018-0008
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
Workstation and Fusion Workaround KB on 2018-03-15.

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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@lists.vmware.com
bugtraq@securityfocus.com
fulldisclosure@seclists.org

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

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

VMware Security Response Policy
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

VMware Security & Compliance Blog
https://blogs.vmware.com/security

Twitter
https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.


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