ID CVE-2017-4905
Summary VMware ESXi 6.5 without patch ESXi650-201703410-SG, 6.0 U3 without patch ESXi600-201703401-SG, 6.0 U2 without patch ESXi600-201703403-SG, 6.0 U1 without patch ESXi600-201703402-SG, 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 uninitialized memory usage. This issue may lead to an information leak.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.1.1
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.2
  • 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:12.5.4
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_player:12.5.4
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.1.1
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.2
  • 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
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.1.1
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.1.1
  • 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
  • cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.2
    cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion: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 ESXi 5.5
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.5
  • VMWare ESXi 6.0
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0:u1
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0:u1
  • cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0:u2
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0:u2
  • cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0:u3
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0:u3
  • cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.5
    cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.5
CVSS
Base: 2.1
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
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 Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_6_0_BUILD_5251621_REMOTE.NASL
    description The version of the remote VMware ESXi 6.0 host is 6.0 U1 prior to build 5251621, 6.0 U2 prior to build 5251623, or 6.0 U3 prior to build 5224934. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - 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 2018-11-15
    plugin id 99130
    published 2017-03-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99130
    title ESXi 6.0 U1 < Build 5251621 / 6.0 U2 < Build 5251623 / 6.0 U3 < Build 5224934 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (remote check)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_5_5_BUILD_5230635_REMOTE.NASL
    description The version of the remote VMware ESXi 5.5 host is prior to build 5230635. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - 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 2018-11-15
    plugin id 99129
    published 2017-03-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99129
    title ESXi 5.5 < Build 5230635 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (remote check)
  • 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
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_ESXI_6_5_BUILD_5224529_REMOTE.NASL
    description The version of the remote VMware ESXi 6.5 host is prior to build 5224529. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - 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 2018-11-15
    plugin id 99131
    published 2017-03-31
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=99131
    title ESXi 6.5 < Build 5224529 Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2017-0006) (remote check)
refmap via4
bid 97164
confirm http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0006.html
sectrack
  • 1038148
  • 1038149
vmware via4
description ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion have uninitialized memory usage. This issue may lead to an information leak. 
finder
company Tencent Security and ZDI
name Team Sniper
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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