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CVE-2017-4941 Detail

Current Description

VMware ESXi (6.0 before ESXi600-201711101-SG, 5.5 ESXi550-201709101-SG), Workstation (12.x before 12.5.8), and Fusion (8.x before 8.5.9) contain a vulnerability that could allow an authenticated VNC session to cause a stack overflow via a specific set of VNC packets. Successful exploitation of this issue could result in remote code execution in a virtual machine via the authenticated VNC session. Note: In order for exploitation to be possible in ESXi, VNC must be manually enabled in a virtual machine's .vmx configuration file. In addition, ESXi must be configured to allow VNC traffic through the built-in firewall.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040024 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040025 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0021.html Issue Tracking Patch Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:8.5.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:10.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:fusion:10.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.0.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.1.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:12.5.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:14.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:vmware:workstation_pro:14.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:vmware:esxi:6.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-4941
NVD Published Date:
12/20/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/11/2018