ESB-2018.3657 - [Virtual] VMWare Workstation and VMware Fusion: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2018-11-26

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                               ESB-2018.3657
       VMSA-2018-0030 VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address
                         an integer overflow issue
                             26 November 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           VMware Workstation
                   VMware Fusion
Publisher:         VMWare
Operating System:  Virtualisation
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-6983  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0030.html

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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

  o VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
  o 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
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   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

 

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.

  

Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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