1. Impacted Products
- VMware Tools for Windows (VMware Tools)
An XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability in VMware Tools for Windows was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected VMware products.
3. XML External Entity (XXE) vulnerability (CVE-2022-22977)
Known Attack Vectors
A malicious actor with non-administrative local user privileges in the Windows guest OS, where VMware Tools is installed, may exploit this issue leading to a denial-of-service condition or unintended information disclosure.
To remediate CVE-2022-22977 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' found below.
VMware would like to thank ycdxsb of VARAS@IIE, Jake Baines of Rapid7 and Sascha Meyer of GAI NetConsult GmbH for reporting this issue to us.
Fixed Version(s) and Release Notes:
VMware Tools for Windows 12.0.5
Downloads and Documentation:
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5. Change Log
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