Executive Summary

Summary
Title- VMware product updates address multiple information disclosure issues
Informations
NameVMSA-2016-0017First vendor Publication2016-10-25
VendorVMwareLast vendor Modification2016-10-25
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score2.1Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

a. VMware Tools Information disclosure issue in Mac OS X Virtual Machines

An information disclosure vulnerability is present in VMware Tools running on Mac OS X VMs. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow a privileged local user on a system where System Integrity Protection (SIP) is enabled, to obtain kernel memory addresses to bypass the kASLR protection mechanism. SIP is default enabled in the latest versions of Mac OS X.

There are no known workarounds for this issue.

VMware would like to thank Marco Grassi (@marcograss) of KeenLab (@keen_lab), Tencent for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-5328 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/ Product Version on Severity Apply Patch** Workaround ============ ======= ======= ======== ============= ========== VMware Tools 9.x,10.x Window N/A not affected None VMware Tools 9.x,10.x Linux N/A not affected None VMware Tools 9.x,10.x Mac OS X Moderate 10.1.0* None

* VMware Tools 10.1.0 can be downloaded independently and installed to resolve this issue.

** At the moment, no versions of ESXi and Fusion consume the latest version of VMware Tools i.e. 10.1.0. Remediation of this issue on ESXi and Fusion requires downloading and installation of VMware Tools 10.1.0.

b. VMware Fusion Information disclosure

An information disclosure vulnerability is present in VMware Fusion. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow a privileged local user on a system where System Integrity Protection (SIP) is enabled, to obtain kernel memory addresses to bypass the kASLR protection mechanism. SIP is default enabled in the latest versions of Mac OS X.

There are no known workarounds for this issue.

VMware would like to thank Marco Grassi (@marcograss) of KeenLab (@keen_lab), Tencent for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-5329 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.

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0017.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

%idName
67 %CWE-200Information Exposure
33 %CWE-254Security Features

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application5
Application25
Os1

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2016-10-27Name : A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host i...
File : macosx_fusion_vmsa_2016_0017.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2016-10-27Name : A virtualization application installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host i...
File : macosx_vmware_tools_vmsa_2016_0017.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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DateInformations
2016-12-29 21:25:16
  • Multiple Updates
2016-12-29 13:22:01
  • Multiple Updates
2016-10-28 13:24:00
  • Multiple Updates
2016-10-26 09:22:19
  • First insertion