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.
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 must be updated to 10.3.0 for each Windows VM to resolve CVE-2018-6969. 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.
Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
VMware Tools 10.3.0
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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.
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