VMware patches vulnerabilities in Workstation, Player, Fusion and Horizon View Client

The flaws could lead to code execution, privilege escalation and denial-of-service

VMware released patches for serious vulnerabilities in several of its products that could lead to arbitrary code execution, privilege escalation on the host OS and denial of service.

VMware Workstation and Horizon View Client for the Windows platform had multiple memory manipulation issues that could allow a guest to execute code on the host OS or to trigger a denial-of-service condition. Workstation, Player, and Fusion also had a flaw that could enable a denial-of-service attack against the guest or host operating systems.

To address the code execution issue, VMware released Workstation 11.1.1 and 10.0.6; VMware Player 7.1.1 and 6.0.6; and Horizon Client for Windows 3.4.0, 3.2.1 and 5.4.2 (with local mode). The company also fixed the separate denial-of-service issue in VMware Workstation 10.0.5 and VMware Player 6.0.6 for all platforms and Fusion 7.0.1 and 6.0.6 for OS X.

A separate privilege escalation flaw was patched in VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows that could allow local attackers to elevate their privileges and execute code in the context of the affected processes.

To be protected against this issue users are advised to update to VMware Workstation 11.1.1 or 10.0.7, Player 7.1.1 or 6.0.7, and VMware Horizon Client for Windows (with Local Mode Option) 5.4.2.

Join the CSO newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags patchessecuritypatch managementVMware

More about

Show Comments

Featured Whitepapers

Editor's Recommendations

Solution Centres

Stories by Lucian Constantin

Latest Videos

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: The Human Factor - Your people are your biggest security weakness

    ​Speakers: David Lacey, Researcher and former CISO Royal Mail David Turner - Global Risk Management Expert Mark Guntrip - Group Manager, Email Protection, Proofpoint

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Current ransomware defences are failing – but machine learning can drive a more proactive solution

    Speakers • Ty Miller, Director, Threat Intelligence • Mark Gregory, Leader, Network Engineering Research Group, RMIT • Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Agent (USA) • Andy Solterbeck, VP Asia Pacific, Cylance • David Braue, CSO MC/Moderator What to expect: ​Hear from industry experts on the local and global ransomware threat landscape. Explore a new approach to dealing with ransomware using machine-learning techniques and by thinking about the problem in a fundamentally different way. Apply techniques for gathering insight into ransomware behaviour and find out what elements must go into a truly effective ransomware defence. Get a first-hand look at how ransomware actually works in practice, and how machine-learning techniques can pick up on its activities long before your employees do.

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Get real about metadata to avoid a false sense of security

    Speakers: • Anthony Caruana – CSO MC and moderator • Ian Farquhar, Worldwide Virtual Security Team Lead, Gigamon • John Lindsay, Former CTO, iiNet • Skeeve Stevens, Futurist, Future Sumo • David Vaile - Vice chair of APF, Co-Convenor of the Cyberspace Law And Policy Community, UNSW Law Faculty This webinar covers: - A 101 on metadata - what it is and how to use it - Insight into a typical attack, what happens and what we would find when looking into the metadata - How to collect metadata, use this to detect attacks and get greater insight into how you can use this to protect your organisation - Learn how much raw data and metadata to retain and how long for - Get a reality check on how you're using your metadata and if this is enough to secure your organisation

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: How banking trojans work and how you can stop them

    CSO Webinar: How banking trojans work and how you can stop them Featuring: • John Baird, Director of Global Technology Production, Deutsche Bank • Samantha Macleod, GM Cyber Security, ME Bank • Sherrod DeGrippo, Director of Emerging Threats, Proofpoint (USA)

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    IDG Live Webinar:The right collaboration strategy will help your business take flight

    Speakers - Mike Harris, Engineering Services Manager, Jetstar - Christopher Johnson, IT Director APAC, 20th Century Fox - Brent Maxwell, Director of Information Systems, THE ICONIC - IDG MC/Moderator Anthony Caruana

    Play Video

More videos

Blog Posts