VMSA-2018-0030

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow issue.

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
  VMSA-2018-0030
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
  Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
  VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow issue.
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
  2018-11-22
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
  2018-11-22 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
  CVE-2018-6983
1. Summary

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow issue.

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

VMware Workstation and Fusion virtual network devices integer overflow vulnerability.

 

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an integer overflow  vulnerability in the virtual network devices. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

 

VMware would like to thank Tianwen Tang of Qihoo 360Vulcan Team  working with the Tianfu Cup 2018 International Pwn Contest for reporting this issue to us.  
 

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6983 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 15.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 15.0.2
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Workstation
Product Version 14.x
Running on Any
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 14.1.5
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 11.x
Running on OS X
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 11.0.2
Mitigation/ Workaround None
VMware Product Fusion
Product Version 10.x
Running on OS X
Severity Critical
Replace with/ Apply Patch 10.1.5
Mitigation/ Workaround None

 

4. Solution

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

 

   VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.5, 15.0.2
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

 

   VMware Workstation Player 14.1.5, 15.0.2  
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html
   
   VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2
   Downloads and Documentation:  
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion  
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html  

 

6. Change log

 

VMSA-2018-0030 2018-11-22
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware Workstation 14.1.5, 15.0.2 and Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2 on 2018-11-22.

 

7. Contact

 

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:

https://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

 

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

  security-announce@lists.vmware.com

  bugtraq@securityfocus.com

  fulldisclosure@seclists.org

 

E-mail: security@vmware.com

PGP key at:

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

 

VMware Security Advisories

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

 

VMware Security Response Policy

https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

 

VMware Lifecycle Support Phases

https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

 

VMware Security & Compliance Blog  

https://blogs.vmware.com/security

 

Twitter

https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

 

Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

 

Sign up for Security Advisories

Enter your email address: