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VMSA-2015-0004

VMware Workstation, Fusion and Horizon View Client updates address critical security issues

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2015-0004
Synopsis: VMware Workstation, Fusion and Horizon View Client updates address critical security issues
Issue date: 2015-06-09
Updated on: 2015-06-09 (Initial Advisory)
CVE numbers: CVE-2012-0897, CVE-2015-2336, CVE-2015-2337, CVE-2015-2338, CVE-2015-2339, CVE-2015-2340, CVE-2015-2341
1. Summary
VMware Workstation, Fusion and Horizon View Client updates address critical security issues.
2. Relevant Releases

VMware Workstation prior to version 11.1.1
VMware Workstation prior to version 10.0.6
VMware Player prior to version 7.1.1
VMware Player prior to version 6.0.6
VMware Fusion prior to version 7.0.1
VMware Fusion prior to version 6.0.6

VMware Horizon Client for Windows prior to version 3.4.0
VMware Horizon Client for Windows prior to version 3.2.1
VMware Horizon Client for Windows (with local mode) prior to version 5.4.1

3. Problem Description

a. VMware Workstation and Horizon Client memory manipulation issues

VMware Workstation and Horizon Client TPView.dll and TPInt.dll incorrectly handle memory allocation. On Workstation, this may allow a guest to execute code or perform a Denial of Service on the Windows OS that runs Workstation. In the case of a Horizon Client, this may allow a View desktop to execute code or perform a Denial of Service on the Windows OS that runs the Horizon Client.

VMware would like to thank Kostya Kortchinsky of the Google Security Team for reporting these issues to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2012-0897 and CVE-2015-2336 (TPView.dll Code Execution), CVE-2015-2338 and CVE-2015-2339 (TPview.dll DoS), CVE-2015-2337 (TPInt.dll Code Execution), and CVE-2015-2340 (TPInt.dll DoS) to these issues.

Column 4 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 Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
VMware Workstation

11.x

windows 11.1.1
VMware Workstation 10.x windows 10.0.6
VMware Player 7.x windows

7.1.1

VMware Player 6.x windows

6.0.6

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 3.3.x windows

3.4.0

VMware Horizon Client for Windows 3.2.x windows

3.2.1

VMware Horizon Client for Windows (with local mode) 5.x windows

5.4.2

b. VMware Workstation, Player, and Fusion Denial of Service vulnerability

VMware Workstation, Player, and Fusion contain an input validation issue on an RPC command. This issue may allow for a Denial of Service of the Guest Operating System (32-bit) or a Denial of Service of the Host Operating System (64-bit).

VMware would like to thank Peter Kamensky from Digital Security for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-2341 to this issue.

Column 4 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 Apply Patch
===== ===== ====== ==================
VMware Workstation

11.x

any not affected
VMware Workstation 10.x any 10.0.5
VMware Player 7.x any

not affected

VMware Player 6.x any

6.0.6

Fusion 7.x OSX

7.0.1

Fusion 6.x OSX

6.0.6

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware Workstation 11.1.1, 10.0.6
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

VMware Player 7.1.1, 6.0.6
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer

VMware Fusion 7.0.1, 6.0.6
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion

VMware Horizon Clients 5.4.2, 3.4.0, and 3.2.1
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/viewclients

6. Change log
2015-06-09 VMSA-2015-0004
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Workstation 11.1.1 and Horizon Client for Windows 3.2.1 on 2015-06-09.
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