Executive Summary

Title- VMware Horizon Client update addresses a privilege escalation vulnerability
NameVMSA-2018-0014First vendor Publication2018-05-29
VendorVMwareLast vendor Modification2018-05-29
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score7.2Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score3.9AuthenticationNone Required
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VMware Horizon Client privilege escalation vulnerability

VMware Horizon Client contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to insecure usage of SUID binary. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow unprivileged users to escalate their privileges to root on a Linux machine where Horizon Client is installed.

VMware would like to thank Nassim Abbaoui, pentester at OVH, for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6964 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-2018-0014.html

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Alert History

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2018-07-06 21:21:39
  • Multiple Updates
2018-05-30 00:21:25
  • Multiple Updates
2018-05-29 21:19:22
  • First insertion