VMware Player 12.x < 12.5.4 Drag-and-Drop Feature Guest-to-Host Code Execution (VMSA-2017-0005) (Linux)

2017-03-27T00:00:00
ID VMWARE_PLAYER_LINUX_VMSA_2017_0005.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
Modified 2021-01-02T00:00:00

Description

The version of VMware Player installed on the remote Linux host is 12.x prior to 12.5.4. It is, therefore, affected by a guest-to-host arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the drag-and-drop (DND) functionality due to an out-of-bounds memory access error. An attacker within a guest can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host system.

                                        
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# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(97989);
  script_version("1.8");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2019/11/13");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2017-4901");
  script_bugtraq_id(96881);
  script_xref(name:"VMSA", value:"2017-0005");

  script_name(english:"VMware Player 12.x < 12.5.4 Drag-and-Drop Feature Guest-to-Host Code Execution (VMSA-2017-0005) (Linux)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the VMware Player version.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:
"A virtualization application installed on the remote Linux host is
affected by a guest-to-host arbitrary code execution vulnerability.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"The version of VMware Player installed on the remote Linux host
is 12.x prior to 12.5.4. It is, therefore, affected by a guest-to-host
arbitrary code execution vulnerability in the drag-and-drop (DND)
functionality due to an out-of-bounds memory access error. An attacker
within a guest can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code on the
host system.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2017-0005.html");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:
"Upgrade to VMware Player version 12.5.4 or later.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:H/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2017-4901");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploited_by_malware", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2017/03/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2017/03/14");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2017/03/27");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:vmware:player");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"General");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2017-2019 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("vmware_player_linux_installed.nbin");
  script_require_keys("Host/VMware Player/Version");
  script_exclude_keys("SMB/Registry/Enumerated");

  exit(0);
}

include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if (get_kb_item("SMB/Registry/Enumerated")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Linux", "Windows");

version = get_kb_item_or_exit("Host/VMware Player/Version");

fix = '';
if (version =~ "^12\.") fix = '12.5.4';

if (!empty(fix) && ver_compare(ver:version, fix:fix, strict:FALSE) < 0)
{
  report +=
    '\n  Installed version : ' + version +
    '\n  Fixed version     : ' + fix +
    '\n';
  security_report_v4(port:0, extra:report, severity:SECURITY_HOLE);
}
else audit(AUDIT_INST_VER_NOT_VULN, "VMware Player", version);