VMSA-2018-0008

Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service             vulnerability

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2018-0008
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Important
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service vulnerability
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2018-03-15
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2018-03-15 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2018-6957
 
1. Summary

Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service vulnerability

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
  • VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)
3. Problem Description

Denial-of-service vulnerability through VNC

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a denial-of-service vulnerability which can be triggered by opening a large number of VNC sessions.   
     

Note: In order for exploitation to be possible on Workstation and Fusion, VNC must be manually enabled.
  

VMware would like to thank Lilith Wyatt of Cisco Talos for reporting this issue to us.

  

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6957 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 Product
Product Version
Running on
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 14.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 14.1.1
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 12.x
Running on Any
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch N/A
Mitigation/ Workaround KB52934
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 10.x
Running on OS X
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.1.1
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 8.x
Running on OS X
Severity Important
Replace with/ Apply Patch N/A
Mitigation/ Workaround KB52934

 

 

4. Solution

 

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

 

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.1

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/ws_pubs.html  

 

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.1

Downloads and Documentation:  

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer  

https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/player_pubs.html

 

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.1
Downloads and Documentation:  
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion  
https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/fusion_pubs.html
  

6. Change log

 

2018-03-15 VMSA-2018-0008

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Workstation and Fusion Workaround KB on 2018-03-15.

 

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