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VMware Security Advisory 2018-0030

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0030
Posted Nov 22, 2018
Authored by VMware | Site vmware.com

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0030 - VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow issue.

tags | advisory, overflow
advisories | CVE-2018-6983
MD5 | a36afe863a7a331ed9de526f59017e6c

VMware Security Advisory 2018-0030

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0030
Severity: Critical
Synopsis: VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address
an integer overflow issue.

Issue date: 2018-11-22
Updated on: 2018-11-22 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6983

1. Summary

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow
issue.

2. Relevant Products

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

3. Problem Description

VMware Workstation and Fusion virtual network devices integer
overflow vulnerability.

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an integer overflow
vulnerability in the virtual network devices. This issue may allow
a guest to execute code on the host.

VMware would like to thank Tianwen Tang of Qihoo 360Vulcan Team
working with the Tianfu Cup 2018 International Pwn Contest for
reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6983 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 15.x Any Critical 15.0.2 None
Workstation 14.x Any Critical 14.1.5 None
Fusion 11.x OS X Critical 11.0.2 None
Fusion 10.x OS X Critical 10.1.5 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 14.1.5, 15.0.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.5, 15.0.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2
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-2018-6983

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6. Change log

VMSA-2018-0030 2018-11-22
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
Workstation 14.1.5, 15.0.2 and Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2 on 2018-11-22.

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
https://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: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

VMware Security Advisories
https://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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