VMware Horizon Client up to 5.4.2 on Windows Folder Permission privileges management

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A vulnerability was found in VMware Horizon Client up to 5.4.2 on Windows and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown function of the component Folder Permission. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

VMware Horizon Client for Windows (prior to 5.4.3) contains a privilege escalation vulnerability due to folder permission configuration and unsafe loading of libraries. A local user on the system where the software is installed may exploit this issue to run commands as any user.

The weakness was presented 06/15/2020 (Website). The advisory is available at vmware.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2020-3961 since 12/30/2019. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation requires a simple authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available.

Upgrading to version 5.4.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Horizon Client 5.4.3

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12/30/2019 CVE assigned
06/15/2020 +168 days Advisory disclosed
06/16/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
06/16/2020 +0 days VulDB last update

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

Advisory: vmware.com
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2020-3961 (🔒)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20060413

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Created: 06/16/2020 11:56 AM
Updated: 06/16/2020 12:01 PM
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