VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows updates address a host privilege escalation vulnerability.
VMware Workstation for Windows 11.x prior to version 11.1.1
VMware Workstation for Windows 10.x prior to version 10.0.7
VMware Player for Windows 7.x prior to version 7.1.1
VMware Player for Windows 6.x prior to version 6.0.7
VMware Horizon Client for Windows (with Local Mode Option) prior to version 5.4.2
a. VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows host privilege escalation vulnerability.
VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows do not set a discretionary access control list (DACL) for one of their processes. This may allow a local attacker to elevate their privileges and execute code in the security context of the affected process.
VMware would like to thank Kyriakos Economou of Nettitude for reporting this issue to us.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2015-3650 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.
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
Initial security advisory.
This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:
security-announce at lists.vmware.com
bugtraq at securityfocus.com
fulldisclosure at seclists.org
E-mail: security at vmware.com
PGP key at: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055
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