A denial-of-service vulnerability in VMware Tools for Windows was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected VMware products.
Known Attack Vectors
A malicious actor with local user privileges in the Windows guest operating system, where VMware Tools is installed, can trigger a PANIC in the VM3DMP driver leading to a denial-of-service condition in the Windows guest operating system.
To remediate CVE-2021-21997 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' found below.
VMware would like to thank Honggang Ren from Codesafe Team of Legendsec at Qi'anxin Group for reporting this vulnerability to us.
Fixed Version(s) and Release Notes:
VMware Tools for Windows 11.3.0
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