[Security-announce] NEW VMSA-2018-0026 – VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability


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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0026
Severity: Critical
Synopsis: VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an
out-of-bounds read vulnerability
Issue date: 2018-10-16
Updated on: 2018-10-16 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6974

1. Summary

VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-
bounds read vulnerability

2. Relevant Products

VMware vSphere ESXi (ESXi)
VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)
VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)

3. Problem Description

Out-of-bounds read vulnerability in SVGA Device

VMware ESXi, Fusion and Workstation contain an out-of-bounds read
vulnerability in SVGA 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-2018-6974 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
========== ======= ====== ======== ============= ===========
ESXi 6.7 ESXi Critical ESXi670-201810101-SG None
ESXi 6.5 ESXi Critical ESXi650-201808401-BG None
ESXi 6.0 ESXi Critical ESXi600-201808401-BG None
ESXi 5.5 ESXi not affected n/a n/a
Workstation 15.x Any not affected n/a n/a
Workstation 14.x Any Critical 14.1.3 None
Fusion 11.x OS X not affected n/a n/a
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.

ESXi 6.7
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Downloads:
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch
Documentation:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-esxi-671-release-n
otes.html

ESXi 6.5
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Downloads:
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch
Documentation:
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/56547

ESXi 6.0
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Downloads:
https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch
Documentation:
https://kb.vmware.com/kb/56552

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=CVE-2018-6974

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6. Change log

VMSA-2018-0026 2018-10-16
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of ESXi 6.7
patch on 2018-10-16

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