VMSA-2018-0026:VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability

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CVE-2018-6974

VMSA-2018-0026

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

VMware Security Advisory
 
VMware Security Advisory Advisory ID:
 VMSA-2018-0026
VMware Security Advisory Severity:
 Critical
VMware Security Advisory Synopsis:
 VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability
VMware Security Advisory Issue date:
 2018-10-16
VMware Security Advisory Updated on:
 2018-10-16 (Initial Advisory)
VMware Security Advisory CVE numbers:
 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 Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
  • VMware Fusion Pro, Fusion (Fusion)
 
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
Product Version
Running on
Severity
Replace with/ Apply Patch
Mitigation/ Workaround
VMware ProductESXi
Product Version6.7
Running on ESXi
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi670-201810101-SG
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductESXi
Product Version6.5
Running on ESXi
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi650-201808401-BG
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductESXi
Product Version6.0
Running on ESXi
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply PatchESXi600-201808401-BG
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductESXi
Product Version5.5
Running on ESXi
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply Patchnot affected
Mitigation/ WorkaroundN/A
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version15.x
Running on Any
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply Patchnot affected
Mitigation/ WorkaroundN/A
VMware ProductWorkstation
Product Version14.x
Running on Any
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch14.1.3
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version11.x
Running on OS X
SeverityN/A
Replace with/ Apply Patchnot affected
Mitigation/ WorkaroundN/A
VMware ProductFusion
Product Version10.x
Running on OS X
SeverityCritical
Replace with/ Apply Patch10.1.3
Mitigation/ WorkaroundNone

 

4. Solution

 

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and  version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
   
   ESXi 6.7
   -------------
   Downloads:  
   https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch    
   Documentation:  
   https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/rn/vsphere-esxi-671-release-

   notes.html#esxi670-201810101-sg-resolved
   
   ESXi 6.5  
   -------------
   Downloads:  
   https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch   
   Documentation:  
   http://kb.vmware.com/kb/56547
   
   ESXi 6.0  
   -------------
   Downloads:  
   https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch    
   Documentation:  
   http://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  

 

 

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.

 

7. Contact

 

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