VMware ESXi/Workstation/Fusion Shader Translator out-of-bounds read

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion (Virtualization Software) (the affected version unknown). This affects some unknown processing of the component Shader Translator. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-125. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/11/2019. The weakness was shared 04/15/2019 by Richard Zhu with Fluoroacetate (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at vmware.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2019-5517 since 01/07/2019. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 4 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 371743 (VMware Workstation (14.x,15.x), Fusion (10.x,11.x) Multiple Out-of-Bounds Read Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2019-0006)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at SecurityFocus (BID 107541). The entries 132693, 132694, 133418 and 133420 are related to this item.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.2

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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-125
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: vmware.com

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

Advisory: vmware.com
Researcher: Richard Zhu
Organization: Fluoroacetate
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2019-5517 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 107541 - Multiple VMware Products CVE-2019-5518 Out of Bounds Read Write Local Code Execution Vulnerability

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413
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Created: 04/16/2019 10:39 AM
Updated: 05/29/2020 06:59 PM
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