1. Impacted Products
- VMware Tools for Windows (VMware Tools)
An uncontrolled search path vulnerability in VMware Tools for Windows was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected VMware products.
3. VMware Tools for Windows update addresses an uncontrolled search path vulnerability (CVE-2022-22943)
VMware Tools for Windows contains an uncontrolled search path vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.6.
Known Attack Vectors
A malicious actor with local administrative privileges in the Windows guest OS, where VMware Tools is installed, may be able to execute code with system privileges in the Windows guest OS due to an uncontrolled search path element.
To remediate CVE-2022-22943 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' found below.
VMware would like to thank the Lockheed Martin Red Team and Jens Lewandowski & Stefan Müller of CERT-BA (Federal Employment Agency Germany) for reporting this vulnerability to us.
Fixed Version(s) and Release Notes:
VMware Tools for Windows 12.0.0
Downloads and Documentation:
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