VMSA-2022-0007:VMware Tools for Windows update addresses an uncontrolled search path vulnerability

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5.6

CVE-2022-22943

VMSA-2022-0007
5.6
2022-03-01
2022-03-01 (Initial Advisory)
CVE-2022-22943
VMware Tools for Windows update addresses an uncontrolled search path vulnerability (CVE-2022-22943)
1. Impacted Products
  • VMware Tools for Windows (VMware Tools) 
2. Introduction

An uncontrolled search path vulnerability in VMware Tools for Windows was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected VMware products.

3. VMware Tools for Windows update addresses an uncontrolled search path vulnerability (CVE-2022-22943)

Description

VMware Tools for Windows contains an uncontrolled search path vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.6.

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with local administrative privileges in the Windows guest OS, where VMware Tools is installed, may be able to execute code with system privileges in the Windows guest OS due to an uncontrolled search path element.

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2022-22943 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' found below.

Workarounds

None.

Additional Documentation

None.

Notes

None.

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank the Lockheed Martin Red Team and Jens Lewandowski & Stefan Müller of CERT-BA (Federal Employment Agency Germany) for reporting this vulnerability to us.

Response Matrix

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
VMware Tools for Windows
11.x.y and 10.x.y
Windows
CVE-2022-22943
moderate
None
None
4. References
5. Change Log

2022-03-01 VMSA-2022-0007
Initial security advisory.

6. Contact

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PGP key at:

https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1055 

 

VMware Security Advisories

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories 

 

VMware Security Response Policy

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