VMware released security updates to address high severity privilege escalation and DoS in the Workstation, Fusion, VMware Remote Console and Horizon Client.
VMware has released security updates to address high severity privilege escalation and denial-of-service (
The two security vulnerabilities have been tracked as CVE-2020-3950 and CVE-2020-3951 respectively.
The CVE-2020-3950 is a privilege escalation vulnerability caused by the improper use of setuid binaries, it could be exploited by attackers to escalate privileges to root.
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The CVE-2020-3950 flaw was reported by
The CVE-2020-3951 vulnerability is a denial-of-service issue caused by a heap-overflow issue in Cortado Thinprint.
“VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2) and Horizon Client for Windows (5.x and prior before 5.4.0) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability due to a heap-overflow issue in Cortado Thinprint.” reads the advisory.”Attackers with non-administrative access to a guest VM with virtual printing enabled may exploit this issue to create a denial-of-service condition of the Thinprint service running on the system where Workstation or Horizon Client is installed.”
VMware addressed both security issues as reported in the VMSA-2020-0005 advisory.
A few days ago, VMware has fixed three serious vulnerabilities in its products, including a critical issue in Workstation and Fusion that allow code execution on the host from
The critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-3947, is a use-after-free flaw in the component, it has received a CVSSv3 base score of 9.3.
“VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a use-after vulnerability in vmnetdhcp.VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Critical severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 9.3.” reads the advisory published by VMWare.
“Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to code execution on the host from the guest or may allow attackers to create a denial-of-service condition of the vmnetdhcp service running on the host machine.”
Attackers could exploit the flaw to execute code on the host from the guest, it could allow them to trigger a denial-of-service condition of the vmnetdhcp service running on the host machine.