VMSA-2019-0007:VMware Workstation update addresses a DLL-hijacking issue

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CVE-2019-5526

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Advisory IDVMSA-2019-0007
Advisory SeverityModerate
CVSSv3 Range6.0
SynopsisVMware Workstation update addresses a DLL-hijacking issue (CVE-2019-5526)
Issue Date2019-05-14
Updated On2019-05-14 (Initial Advisory)
CVE(s)CVE-2019-5526
1. Impacted Products
  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
 
2. Introduction
VMware Workstation update addresses a DLL-hijacking issue:
  • CVE-2019-5526: VMware Workstation DLL hijacking vulnerability
 
3. VMware Workstation DLL hijacking vulnerability - CVE-2019-5526

Description:

VMware Workstation contains a DLL hijacking issue because some DLL files are improperly loaded by the application. VMware’s Security Engineering and Response (vSECR) organization has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 6.0.

 

Known Attack Vectors:

Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to escalate their privileges to administrator on a windows host where Workstation is installed.

 

Resolution:

Update to Workstation 15.1.0 in order to resolve this issue.

 

Workarounds:

There are no workarounds for this issue.

 

Additional Documentations:

None.

 

Acknowledgements:

VMware would like to thank Boris Ryutin along with Miguel Méndez Zúñiga and Claudio Cortés Cid of ElevenPaths labs in Chile and Spain for independently reporting this issue to us.

 

Response Matrix:

ProductVersionRunning OnCVE IdentifierCVSSV3SeverityFixed VersionWorkaroundsAdditional Documents
Workstation15.xWindowsCVE-2019-55266.0Moderate15.1.0NoneNone

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

Mitre CVE Dictionary Links:

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-5526

 

Fixed Version(s) and Release Notes:

 

VMware Workstation Pro 15.1.0

Downloads and Documentation:

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/index.html


VMware Workstation Player 15.1.0

Downloads and Documentation:

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

 

5. Change log
 

VMSA-2019-0007 - Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of Workstation 15.1.0 on 2019-05-14.

6. Contact

 

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This Security Advisory is posted to the following lists:

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https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055

 

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