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VMware Workstation: VMware Workstation DLL loading vulnerability (VMSA-2017-0003) (CVE-2017-4898)

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VMware Workstation: VMware Workstation DLL loading vulnerability (VMSA-2017-0003) (CVE-2017-4898)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/13/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/13/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

VMware Workstation Pro/Player 12.x before 12.5.3 contains a DLL loading vulnerability that occurs due to the "vmware-vmx" process loading DLLs from a path defined in the local environment-variable. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow normal users to escalate privileges to System in the host machine where VMware Workstation is installed.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-workstation-upgrade-12_5_3

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