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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0013

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0013
Posted May 21, 2018
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0013 - VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address signature bypass and multiple denial-of-service vulnerabilities.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2018-6962, CVE-2018-6963
MD5 | bfc59fb9723754c60a0eebdd65270702

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0013

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0013
Severity: Important
Synopsis: VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address signature
bypass and multiple denial-of-service vulnerabilities
Issue date: 2018-05-21
Updated on: 2018-05-21 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6962 and CVE-2018-6963

1. Summary

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address signature bypass and
multiple denial-of-service vulnerabilities

2. Relevant Releases

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

3. Problem Description

a. Fusion signature bypass vulnerability

VMware Fusion contains a signature bypass vulnerability which may
lead to a local privilege escalation.

VMware would like to thank CodeColorist of AntFinancial LightYear
Security Labs for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6962 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
=========== ======= ======= ========= ============= ==========
Fusion 10.x OS X Important 10.1.2 None

b. Workstation and Fusion multiple Denial-of-service vulnerabilities

VMWare Workstation and Fusion contain multiple denial-of-service
vulnerabilities that occur due to NULL pointer dereference issues in
the RPC handler. Successful exploitation of these issues may allow
an attacker with limited privileges on the guest machine trigger a
denial-of-Service of their guest machine.

VMware would like to thank Hahna Latonick and Kevin Fujimoto working
with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative, and Bruno Botelho (@utxsec)
for individually reporting these issues to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6963 to these issues.

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 Moderate 14.1.2 None
Fusion 10.x OS X Moderate 10.1.2 None


4. Solution

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

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html


5. References

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6962
https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6963

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6. Change log

2018-05-21 VMSA-2018-0013
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
Workstation 14.1.2 and Fusion 10.1.2 on 2018-05-21.

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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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