VMware ESXi/Workstation Pro/Player/Fusion Pro/Fusion SVGA memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, has been found in VMware ESXi, Workstation Pro, Player, Fusion Pro and Fusion (Virtualization Software). Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the component SVGA. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-119. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

VMware ESXi 6.5 without patch ESXi650-201703410-SG and 5.5 without patch ESXi550-201703401-SG; Workstation Pro / Player 12.x prior to 12.5.5; and Fusion Pro / Fusion 8.x prior to 8.5.6 have a Heap Buffer Overflow in SVGA. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

The bug was discovered 03/28/2017. The weakness was published 06/07/2017 by ZDI and Team 360 Security with Qihoo (Website). The advisory is shared for download at vmware.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2017-4902 since 12/26/2016. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $0-$5k (estimation calculated on 12/26/2020).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99103 (VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (macOS)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 216120 (VMware ESXi 5.5.0 Patch Release ESXi550-201703401-SG Missing (KB2149576)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 97163), SecurityTracker (ID 1038148) and Tenable (99103). Similar entries are available at 102081, 102082 and 102083.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 99103
Nessus Name: VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (macOS)
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OpenVAS ID: 105038
OpenVAS Name: VMSA-2017-0006: VMware ESXi updates address critical and moderate security issues (remote check)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Vendor: https://www.vmware.com/

Advisory: vmware.com
Researcher: ZDI/Team 360 Security
Organization: Qihoo
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CVE: CVE-2017-4902 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97163 - Multiple VMware Products CVE-2017-4902 Local Heap-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1038148

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413
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Created: 06/08/2017 08:39 AM
Updated: 12/26/2020 12:56 PM
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