VMware Horizon Client update addresses a privilege escalation vulnerability

ID VMSA-2018-0014
Type vmware
Reporter VMware
Modified 2018-05-29T00:00:00


VMware Horizon Client privilege escalation vulnerability

VMware Horizon Client contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to insecure usage of SUID binary. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow unprivileged users to escalate their privileges to root on a Linux machine where Horizon Client is installed.

VMware would like to thank Nassim Abbaoui, pentester at OVH, for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6964 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.