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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2017-4898

VMware Workstation Pro/Player 12.x before 12.5.3 contains a DLL loading vulnerability that occurs due to the "vmware-vmx" process loading DLLs from a path defined in the local environment-variable. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow normal users to escalate privileges to System in the host machine where VMware Workstation is installed.
Publish Date : 2017-06-07 Last Update Date : 2019-10-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.9
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2017-4898

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Vmware Workstation Player 12.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.5.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Vmware Workstation Pro 12.5.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Vmware Workstation Player 6
Vmware Workstation Pro 6

- References For CVE-2017-4898

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0003.html CONFIRM
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037979
SECTRACK 1037979
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96772
BID 96772 Multiple VMware Workstation Products CVE-2017-4898 DLL Loading Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2017-03-13

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2017-4898

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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