VMware Horizon View Agent up to 7.5.0 on Windows Logging Password credentials management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, was found in VMware Horizon View Agent up to 7.5.0 on Windows. This affects an unknown code block of the component Logging. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability (Password). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-255. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality.

The bug was discovered 07/19/2018. The weakness was shared 07/19/2018 with Zero Day Initiative as VMSA-2018-0018 as confirmed security advisory (Website). The advisory is shared at vmware.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2018-6971 since 02/14/2018. An attack has to be approached locally. The requirement for exploitation is a authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1552 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 111386 (VMware Horizon View Agent 7.x < 7.5.1 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0018)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370967 (VMware Workstation 14.x, Fusion 10.x Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2018-0013,VMSA-2018-0016)).

Upgrading to version 7.5.1 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (111386). The entries 118111, 118112 and 122172 are related to this item.





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Name: Password
Class: Credentials management / Password
CWE: CWE-255
ATT&CK: T1552

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 111386
Nessus Name: VMware Horizon View Agent 7.x < 7.5.1 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability (VMSA-2018-0018)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Horizon View Agent 7.5.1


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Vendor: vmware.com

Advisory: VMSA-2018-0018
Organization: Zero Day Initiative
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-6971 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1041358
SecurityFocus: 104883 - VMware Horizon View Agent CVE-2018-6971 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413
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Created: 07/25/2018 08:07 AM
Updated: 04/25/2023 03:03 PM
Changes: 07/25/2018 08:07 AM (74), 03/10/2020 08:26 AM (9), 04/25/2023 03:03 PM (4)
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