Horizon View Client update addresses a command injection vulnerability
Horizon View Client command injection vulnerability
VMware Horizon View Client contains a command injection vulnerability in the service startup script. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow unprivileged users to escalate their privileges to root on the Mac OSX system where the client is installed.
VMware would like to thank Florian Bogner from Kapsch BusinessCom AG for reporting this issue to us.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4918 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.
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VMware Horizon View Client
6. Change log
2017-06-08 VMSA-2017-0011 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Horizon View Client 4.5 on 2017-06-08.
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