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|Synopsis||VMware Workstation update addresses a DLL-hijacking issue (CVE-2019-5526)
|Updated On||2019-05-14 (Initial Advisory)|
VMware Workstation contains a DLL hijacking issue because some DLL files are improperly loaded by the application. VMware’s Security Engineering and Response (vSECR) organization has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 6.0.
Known Attack Vectors:
Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to escalate their privileges to administrator on a windows host where Workstation is installed.
Update to Workstation 15.1.0 in order to resolve this issue.
There are no workarounds for this issue.
VMware would like to thank Boris Ryutin along with Miguel Méndez Zúñiga and Claudio Cortés Cid of ElevenPaths labs in Chile and Spain for independently reporting this issue to us.
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Fixed Version(s) and Release Notes:
VMware Workstation Pro 15.1.0
Downloads and Documentation:
VMware Workstation Player 15.1.0
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5. Change log
VMSA-2019-0007 - Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of Workstation 15.1.0 on 2019-05-14.
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