Executive Summary

Title- VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability
NameVMSA-2018-0017First vendor Publication2018-07-12
VendorVMwareLast vendor Modification2018-07-12
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score4.4Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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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.

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0017.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-125Out-of-bounds Read

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Alert History

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2018-09-11 21:22:23
  • Multiple Updates
2018-07-13 17:21:03
  • Multiple Updates
2018-07-13 09:18:50
  • First insertion