VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability
VMware Tools for Windows
VMware Tools Shared Folders out-of-bounds read vulnerability
VMware Tools for Windows contains an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in the Shared Folders feature. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges on the guest VMs.
Note: In order to be able to exploit this issue, Shared Folders feature must be enabled. This issue only affects Windows VMs running on VMware Workstation or Fusion. Products that do not allow the Shared Folders feature to be enabled are not affected.
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.
*VMware Tools 10.3.0 addressed the issue but it had to be discontinued due to a functional issue on ESXi 6.5, see KB57796. This functional issue with Tools 10.3.0 is not present on Workstation and Fusion.
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
VMware Tools 10.3.2
Downloads and Documentation:
Disable Shared Folders feature on Workstation
Disable Shared Folders feature on Fusion
6. Change log
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Tools 10.3.0 on 2018-07-12
Updated Security Advisory to clarify the affected products.
Updated Security Advisory to reflect the specific feature that is affected.
VMware Tools 10.3.0 is is discontinued because of a functional issue with 10.3.0 in ESXi 6.5, please refer to KB57796 for more information.
Updated security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Tools 10.3.2 on 2018-09-12
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