[Security-announce] New VMSA-2018-0022 – VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds write issue


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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0022
Severity: Critical
Synopsis: VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-
bounds write issue
Issue date: 2018-08-14
Updated on: 2018-08-14 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6973

1. Summary

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds
write issue

2. Relevant Releases

VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
VMware Fusion Pro, Fusion (Fusion)

3. Problem Description

Workstation and Fusion e1000 device out-of-bounds write
vulnerability

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write
vulnerability in the e1000 device. This issue may allow a guest to
execute code on the host.

VMware would like to thank Anonymous working with Trend Micro’s Zero
Day Initiative for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6973 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
ESXi Any Any N/A not affected N/A
Workstation 14.x Any Critical 14.1.3 None
Fusion 10.x OS X Critical 10.1.3 None

4. Solution

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

VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.3
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html

5. References

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2018-6973
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6. Change log

VMSA-2018-0022 2018-08-14
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of Workstation
14.1.3 and Fusion 10.1.3 on 2018-08-14

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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-2018-0022
Severity:    Critical
Synopsis:    VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address a=
n out-of-
             bo=
unds write issue
Issue date:  2018-08-14
Updated on:  2018-08-14 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2018-6973
             
 
1. Summary
 
   VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds=

   write issue
 
2. Relevant Releases
 
   VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
   VMware Fusion Pro, Fusion (Fusion)   
      
3. Problem Description

   Workstation and Fusion e1000 device out-of-bounds write
   vulnerability
      
   VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write
   vulnerability in the e1000 device. This issue may allow a gues=
t to
   execute code on the host.      &=
nbsp;           &nbs=
p;          
   
   VMware would like to thank Anonymous working with Trend Micro’=
s Zero
   Day Initiative for reporting this issue to us.

   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.or=
g) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6973 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 &nbs=
p;         Replace with/ &nbsp=
;    Mitigation/
   Product     Version on   &n=
bsp;  Severity  Apply patch      &n=
bsp; 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
   ESXi         Any =
    Any      N/A   &=
nbsp; not affected          N/=
A
   Workstation  14.x    Any   =
Critical     14.1.3     &nbsp=
;       None
   Fusion       10.x  &nb=
sp; OS X   Critical     10.1.3  &nb=
sp;          None   =

   
4. Solution
 
   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
   version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
 
   
   VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.3
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

   VMware Workstation Player 14.1.3   
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.htm=
l
   
   VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.3
   Downloads and Documentation:  
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion  
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Fusion/index.html  
   
   
5. References
 
   https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2018-6973=
 
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6. Change log
 
   VMSA-2018-0022 2018-08-14
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of W=
orkstation
   14.1.3 and Fusion 10.1.3 on 2018-08-14
 
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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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