[Security-announce] VMSA-2018-0030 VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow issue


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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0030
Severity: Critical
Synopsis: VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address
an integer overflow issue.

Issue date: 2018-11-22
Updated on: 2018-11-22 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number: CVE-2018-6983

1. Summary

VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overflow
issue.

2. Relevant Products

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

3. Problem Description

VMware Workstation and Fusion virtual network devices integer
overflow vulnerability.

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an integer overflow
vulnerability in the virtual network devices. This issue may allow
a guest to execute code on the host.

VMware would like to thank Tianwen Tang of Qihoo 360Vulcan Team
working with the Tianfu Cup 2018 International Pwn Contest for
reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6983 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
=
=

Workstation 15.x Any Critical 15.0.2 None
Workstation 14.x Any Critical 14.1.5 None
Fusion 11.x OS X Critical 11.0.2 None
Fusion 10.x OS X Critical 10.1.5 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 14.1.5, 15.0.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

VMware Workstation Player 14.1.5, 15.0.2
Downloads and Documentation:
https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.html

VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2
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?nameCVE-2018-6983

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6. Change log

VMSA-2018-0030 2018-11-22
Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
Workstation 14.1.5, 15.0.2 and Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2 on 2018-11-22.

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7. Contact

E-mail list for product security notifications and announcements:
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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

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

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

VMware Security Advisories
https://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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Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0030
Severity:    Critical
Synopsis:    VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address
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integer overflow issue.

Issue date:  2018-11-22
Updated on:  2018-11-22 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2018-6983

1. Summary

   VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an integer overf=
low
   issue.

2. Relevant Products

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

3. Problem Description

   VMware Workstation and Fusion virtual network devices integer
   overflow vulnerability.
   
   VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an integer overflow
   vulnerability in the virtual network devices. This issue may a=
llow
   a guest to execute code on the host.
   
   VMware would like to thank Tianwen Tang of Qihoo 360Vulcan Tea=
m
   working with the Tianfu Cup 2018 International Pwn Contest for=

   reporting this issue to us.
   
   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.or=
g) has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6983 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=
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   Product     Version on   &n=
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;         None
   Workstation 14.x    Any    Criti=
cal     14.1.5      &nbsp=
;         None
   Fusion      11.x    OS=
X   Critical     11.0.2   &nb=
sp;            None
   Fusion      10.x    OS=
X   Critical     10.1.5   &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 14.1.5, 15.0.2
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html

   VMware Workstation Player 14.1.5, 15.0.2  
   Downloads and Documentation:
   https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Player/index.htm=
l
   
   VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2
   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?nameCVE-2018-6983=

      
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6. Change log

   VMSA-2018-0030 2018-11-22
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of V=
Mware
   Workstation 14.1.5, 15.0.2 and Fusion 10.1.5, 11.0.2 on 2018-1=
1-22.

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7. Contact

   E-mail list for product security notifications and announcemen=
ts:
   https://lists.vmware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/security-ann=
ounce

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

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

   VMware Security Advisories
   https://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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