[Security-announce] NEW VMSA-2018-0026 - VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability

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Tue Oct 16 09:47:07 PDT 2018


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                               VMware Security Advisory

Advisory ID: VMSA-2018-0026
Severity:    Critical
Synopsis:    VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion updates address an
             out-of-bounds read vulnerability
Issue date:  2018-10-16 
Updated on:  2018-10-16 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  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 Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)   
   VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)

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 Running             Replace with/     Mitigation/
   Product     Version on     Severity     Apply patch       Workaround
   ==========  ======= ====== ========     =============     ===========
   ESXi        6.7     ESXi   Critical     ESXi670-201810101-SG  None 
   ESXi        6.5     ESXi   Critical     ESXi650-201808401-BG  None    
   ESXi        6.0     ESXi   Critical     ESXi600-201808401-BG  None
   ESXi        5.5     ESXi   not affected n/a                   n/a
   Workstation 15.x    Any    not affected n/a                   n/a
   Workstation 14.x    Any    Critical     14.1.3                None
   Fusion      11.x    OS X   not affected n/a                   n/a
   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.
   
   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-n
otes.html 
   
   ESXi 6.5  
   -------------
   Downloads:  
   https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch     
   Documentation:  
   https://kb.vmware.com/kb/56547
   
   ESXi 6.0  
   -------------
   Downloads:  
   https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/patch     
   Documentation:  
   https://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  
   
   
5. References

   https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-6974
      
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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

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