VMware ESXi/Workstation Pro/Player/Fusion Pro/Fusion information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in VMware ESXi, Workstation Pro, Player, Fusion Pro and Fusion (Virtualization Software) and classified as problematic. This issue affects some unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. Impacted is confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 03/28/2017. The weakness was presented 06/07/2017 by ZDI and Team Sniper with Tencent (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vmware.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-4905 since 12/26/2016. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed by unamer in C++ and been published 3 years after the advisory. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The exploit is available at github.com. 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 370354 (VMware Workstation Pro, VMware Workstation Player and VMware Fusion Multiple Vulnerabilities. (VMSA-2017-0006)).

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 97164), SecurityTracker (ID 1038148) and Tenable (99103). See 102080, 102081 and 102082 for similar entries.





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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: unamer
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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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12/26/2016 🔍
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06/06/2019 +728 days 🔍
12/26/2020 +569 days 🔍


Vendor: https://www.vmware.com/

Advisory: vmware.com
Researcher: ZDI/Team Sniper
Organization: Tencent
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-4905 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 97164 - Multiple VMware Products CVE-2017-4905 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1038148

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413
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Created: 06/08/2017 08:40 AM
Updated: 12/26/2020 01:25 PM
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Committer: misc


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