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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0017

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0017
Posted Jul 13, 2018
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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0017 - VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability.

tags | advisory
advisories | CVE-2018-6969
MD5 | b37fb2d6a4a9ac0257339b146e91c62b

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0017

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0017
Severity: Important
Synopsis: VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read
vulnerability
Issue date: 2018-07-12
Updated on: 2018-07-12 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6969


1. Summary

VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability

2. Relevant Releases

VMware Tools

3. Problem Description

VMware Tools HGFS out-of-bounds read vulnerability

VMware Tools contains an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in HGFS.
Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information
disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges on
guest VMs.

Note: In order to be able to exploit this issue, file sharing must
be enabled.

VMware would like to thank Anurudh for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6969 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
=========== ============ ======= ======== ============= ==========
VMware Tools 10.x & prior Windows Important 10.3.0* None

* VMware Tools must be updated to 10.3.0 for each Windows VM to resolve
CVE-2018-6969.

4. Solution

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

VMware Tools 10.3.0
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=
VMTOOLS1030&productId=491


5. References

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6969
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6. Change log

2018-07-12 VMSA-2018-0017
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
Tools 10.3.0 on 2018-07-12
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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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