[Security-announce] New VMSA-2018-0017 – VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability


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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0017
Severity: Important
Synopsis: VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read
vulnerability
Issue date: 2018-07-12
Updated on: 2018-07-12 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6969

1. Summary

VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerability

2. Relevant Releases

VMware Tools

3. Problem Description

VMware Tools HGFS out-of-bounds read vulnerability

VMware Tools contains an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in HGFS.
Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information
disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges on
guest VMs.

Note: In order to be able to exploit this issue, file sharing must
be enabled.

VMware would like to thank Anurudh for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6969 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to
remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
available.

VMware Product Running Replace with/ Mitigation/
Product Version on Severity Apply patch Workaround
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
VMware Tools 10.x & prior Windows Important 10.3.0* None

* VMware Tools must be updated to 10.3.0 for each Windows VM to resolve
CVE-2018-6969.

4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware Tools 10.3.0
Downloads and Documentation:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=3D
VMTOOLS1030&productId=3D491

5. References

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2018-6969
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6. Change log

2018-07-12 VMSA-2018-0017
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
Tools 10.3.0 on 2018-07-12
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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-announce

This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

security-announce@lists.vmware.com
bugtraq@securityfocus.com
fulldisclosure@seclists.org

E-mail: security@vmware.com
PGP key at: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

VMware Security Advisories
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

VMware Security Response Policy
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html

VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html

VMware Security & Compliance Blog
https://blogs.vmware.com/security

Twitter

Copyright 2018 VMware Inc. All rights reserved.

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VMware Security Advisory
 
Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0017
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds =
read
             vu=
lnerability
Issue date:  2018-07-12
Updated on:  2018-07-12 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2018-6969
             
 
1. Summary
 
   VMware Tools update addresses an out-of-bounds read vulnerabil=
ity
 
2. Relevant Releases
 
   VMware Tools
      
3. Problem Description

   VMware Tools HGFS out-of-bounds read vulnerability

   VMware Tools contains an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in H=
GFS.
   Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information
   disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges=
on
   guest VMs.
   
   Note: In order to be able to exploit this issue, file sharing =
must
   be enabled.
   
   VMware would like to thank Anurudh for reporting this issue to=
us.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.or=
g) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6969 to this issue.

   Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to
   remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
   available.

   VMware    Product     =
Running            =
Replace with/ Mitigation/
   Product   Version      on&n=
bsp;      Severity  Apply patch   W=
orkaround
 =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D  =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D  =3D=3D=3D=3D=
=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D
VMware Tools 10.x & prior Windows  Important   10.3.0*&n=
bsp;      None

* VMware Tools must be updated to 10.3.0 for each Windows VM to resolve
CVE-2018-6969.          &=
nbsp;    
   
4. Solution
 
   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
   version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
   
   VMware Tools 10.3.0
   Downloads and Documentation:  
   https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=3D
   VMTOOLS1030&productId=3D491  
 
 
5. References
 
   https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2018-6969=
 
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6. Change log
 
   2018-07-12 VMSA-2018-0017
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of V=
Mware
   Tools 10.3.0 on 2018-07-12
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7. Contact

   E-mail list for product security notifications and announcemen=
ts:
   http://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-anno=
unce

   This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:
   
     security-announce@lists.vmware.com
     bugtraq@securityfocus.com
     fulldisclosure@seclists.org

   E-mail: security@vmware.com
   PGP key at: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

   VMware Security Advisories
   http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories

   VMware Security Response Policy
   https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/security_response.html=

   VMware Lifecycle Support Phases
   https://www.vmware.com/support/policies/lifecycle.html
   
   VMware Security & Compliance Blog
   https://blogs.vmware.com/security

   Twitter
   https://twitter.com/VMwareSRC

   Copyright 2018 VMware Inc.  All rights reserved.

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