Advisory ID VMSA-2019-0021
Advisory Severity Important
CVSSv3 Range 5.0-8.7
Synopsis VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address multiple security vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-5540, CVE-2019-5541, CVE-2019-5542)
Issue Date 2019-11-12
Updated On 2019-11-12 (Initial Advisory)
CVE(s) CVE-2019-5540, CVE-2019-5541, CVE-2019-5542
1. Impacted Products
  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
  • VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)
2. Introduction
VMware Workstation and Fusion contain multiple security vulnerabilities. Patches and workarounds are available to remediate these vulnerabilities in affected VMware products.
 
3a. VMware Workstation and Fusion out-of-bounds write vulnerability in e1000e virtual network adapter (CVE-2019-5541)

Description:

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000e virtual network adapter. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 8.7.

 

Known Attack Vectors:

Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to code execution on the host from the guest or may allow attackers to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM.

 

Resolution:

To remediate CVE-2019-5541, apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.

 

Workarounds:

None.

 

Additional Documentations:

None.

 

Acknowledgements:

VMware would like to thank instructor working with Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative for reporting this issue to us.

 

Resolution Matrix:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSV3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documents
Workstation
15.x
Any
CVE-2019-5541
8.7
Important
15.5.1
None
None
Fusion 11.x OSX CVE-2019-5541 8.7 Important 11.5.1 None None
3b. VMware Workstation and Fusion vmnetdhcp information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2019-5540)

Description:

Workstation and Fusion contain an information disclosure vulnerability in vmnetdhcp. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 7.7.

 

Known Attack Vectors:

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow an attacker on a guest VM to disclose sensitive information by leaking memory from the host process.

 

Resolution:

To remediate CVE-2019-5540, apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.

 

Workarounds:

None.

 

Additional Documentations:

None.

 

Acknowledgements:

VMware would like to thank S4nnyb0y for reporting this issue to us.

 

Resolution Matrix:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSV3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documents
Workstation
15.x
Any
CVE-2019-5540
7.7
Important
15.5.1
None
None
Fusion 11.x OSX CVE-2019-5540 7.7 Important 11.5.1 None None
3c. VMware Workstation and Fusion denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2019-5542)

Description:

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a denial-of-service vulnerability in the RPC handler. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.0.

 

Known Attack Vectors:

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM.

 

Resolution:

To remediate CVE-2019-5542, apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.

 

Workarounds:

None.

 

Additional Documentations:

None.

 

Acknowledgements:

VMware would like to thank Jinwei Chen of Bangcle Security for reporting this issue to us.

 

Resolution Matrix:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSV3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documents
Workstation
15.x
Any
CVE-2019-5542
 5.0 Moderate
15.5.1
None None
Fusion 11.x OSX CVE-2019-5542  5.0
Moderate
11.5.1
None None

5. Change log
 

2019-11-12: VMSA-2019-0021 

Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of Workstation 15.5.1 and Fusion 11.5.1

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