[Security-announce] New VMSA-2018-0022 - VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds write issue

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VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0022
Severity:    Critical
Synopsis:    VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-
             bounds write issue
Issue date:  2018-08-14
Updated on:  2018-08-14 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2018-6973


1. Summary

   VMware Workstation and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds
   write issue

2. Relevant Releases

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

3. Problem Description

   Workstation and Fusion e1000 device out-of-bounds write
   vulnerability

   VMware Workstation and Fusion contain an out-of-bounds write
   vulnerability in the e1000 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-2018-6973 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         Any     Any      N/A     not affected          N/A
   Workstation  14.x    Any    Critical     14.1.3             None
   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.


   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-2018-6973
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6. Change log

   VMSA-2018-0022 2018-08-14
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of Workstation
   14.1.3 and Fusion 10.1.3 on 2018-08-14

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