VMware Horizon Client update addresses a privilege escalation vulnerability
VMware Horizon Client for Linux (Horizon Client)
VMware Horizon Client privilege escalation vulnerability
VMware Horizon Client contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to insecure usage of SUID binary. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow unprivileged users to escalate their privileges to root on a Linux machine where Horizon Client is installed.
VMware would like to thank Nassim Abbaoui, pentester at OVH, for reporting this issue to us.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6964 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.
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
VMware Horizon View Client for Linux 4.8.0
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2018-05-29 VMSA-2018-0014 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Horizon Client 4.8.0 on 2018-05-29.
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