ID CVE-2017-4902
Summary VMware ESXi 6.5 without patch ESXi650-201703410-SG and 5.5 without patch ESXi550-201703401-SG; Workstation Pro / Player 12.x prior to 12.5.5; and Fusion Pro / Fusion 8.x prior to 8.5.6 have a Heap Buffer Overflow in SVGA. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.1.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.1.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.1.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.3
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.5
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.5
  • VMware Workstation Player 12.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.0.0
  • VMware Workstation Player 12.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.0.1
  • VMware Workstation Player 12.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.1.0
  • VMware Workstation Player 12.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.0
  • VMware Workstation Player 12.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.1
  • VMware Workstation Pro 12.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.0.0
  • VMware Workstation Pro 12.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.0.1
  • VMware Workstation Pro 12.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.1.0
  • VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.0
  • VMware Workstation Pro 12.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.1
  • VMware Fusion 8.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.0.0
  • VMware Fusion 8.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.0.1
  • VMware Fusion 8.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.0.2
  • VMware Fusion 8.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.1.0
  • VMware Fusion 8.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.0
  • VMware Fusion 8.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.1
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.0.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.0.0
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.0.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.0.1
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.0.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.0.2
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.1.0
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.1.1
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.5.0
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.0
  • VMware Fusion Pro 8.5.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion_pro:8.5.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.5
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.5
  • VMWare ESXi 5.5
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.5
CVSS
Base: 7.2
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
nessus via4
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_FUSION_VMSA_2017_0006.NASL
    description The version of VMware Fusion installed on the remote macOS or Mac OS X host is 8.x prior to 8.5.6. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A heap buffer overflow condition exists due to improper validation of certain input. An attacker on the guest can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4902) - A stack memory initialization flaw exists that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4903) - An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4904) - An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2017-4905)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 99103
    published 2017-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99103
    title VMware Fusion 8.x < 8.5.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (macOS)
  • NASL family General
    NASL id VMWARE_WORKSTATION_LINUX_VMSA_2017_0006.NASL
    description The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Linux host is 12.x prior to 12.5.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A heap buffer overflow condition exists due to improper validation of certain input. An attacker on the guest can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4902) - A stack memory initialization flaw exists that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4903) - An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4904) - An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2017-4905)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 99104
    published 2017-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99104
    title VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (Linux)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id VMWARE_WORKSTATION_WIN_VMSA_2017_0006.NASL
    description The version of VMware Workstation installed on the remote Windows host is 12.x prior to 12.5.5. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A heap buffer overflow condition exists due to improper validation of certain input. An attacker on the guest can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition or the execution of arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4902) - A stack memory initialization flaw exists that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4903) - An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows an attacker on the guest to execute arbitrary code on the host. (CVE-2017-4904) - An unspecified flaw exists in memory initialization that allows the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2017-4905)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 99105
    published 2017-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99105
    title VMware Workstation 12.x < 12.5.5 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2017-0006.NASL
    description a. ESXi, Workstation, Fusion SVGA memory corruption ESXi, Workstation, Fusion have a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. These issues may allow a guest to execute code on the host. VMware would like to thank ZDI and Team 360 Security from Qihoo for reporting these issues to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifiers CVE-2017-4902 (heap issue) and CVE-2017-4903 (stack issue) to these issues. Note: ESXi 6.0 is affected by CVE-2017-4903 but not by CVE-2017-4902. b. ESXi, Workstation, Fusion XHCI uninitialized memory usage The ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion XHCI controller has uninitialized memory usage. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host. The issue is reduced to a Denial of Service of the guest on ESXi 5.5. VMware would like to thank ZDI and Team Sniper from Tencent Security for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4904 to this issue. c. ESXi, Workstation, Fusion uninitialized memory usage ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion have uninitialized memory usage. This issue may lead to an information leak. VMware would like to thank ZDI and Team Sniper from Tencent Security for reporting this issue to us. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2017-4905 to this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-06
    plugin id 99102
    published 2017-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99102
    title VMSA-2017-0006 : VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address critical and moderate security issues
refmap via4
bid 97163
confirm http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html
sectrack
  • 1038148
  • 1038149
vmware via4
description ESXi, Workstation, Fusion have a heap buffer overflow and uninitialized stack memory usage in SVGA. These issues may allow a guest to execute code on the host.
finder
company Qihoo, ZDI
name Team 360 Security
id VMSA-2017-0006
last_updated 2017-03-28T00:00:00
published 2017-03-28T00:00:00
title VMware ESXi, Workstation and Fusion updates address critical and moderate security issues
workaround None
Last major update 07-06-2017 - 14:29
Published 07-06-2017 - 14:29
Last modified 11-07-2017 - 21:29
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