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

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.

Subscribe here for up-to-date channel news

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags patchessecuritypatch managementVMware

Featured

Slideshows

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

Revealed at a glitzy bash in Sydney at the Ivy Penthouse, the first StorageCraft Partner Awards locally saw the vendor honour its top-performing partners with ASI Solutions, SMBiT Pro, Webroot, ACA Pacific and Soft Solutions New Zealand taking home the top awards. Photos by Maria Stefina.

StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards
Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

​Synnex and Lenovo hosted 18 resellers for an action-packed weekend adventure in RotoVegas, taking in white water rafting on the Kaituna River, as well as quad biking and dinner at Stratosfare​, overlooking Lake Rotorua at the top of Mount Ngongotaha​. Photos by Synnex.

Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip
Show Comments