New VMSA-2016-0017 – VMware product updates address multiple information disclosure issues

VMSA-2016-0017

VMware product updates address multiple information disclosure issues

VMware Security Advisory
vmsa-2016-0017a

1. Summary

VMware product updates address information disclosure issues in VMware Fusion and VMware Tools running on Mac OS X.

2. Relevant Products
  • VMware Fusion
  • VMware Tools
3. Problem Description

a. VMware Tools Information disclosure issue in Mac OS X Virtual  Machines

An information disclosure vulnerability is present in VMware Tools running on Mac OS X VMs. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow a privileged local user on a system where System Integrity Protection (SIP) is enabled, to obtain kernel memory addresses to bypass the kASLR protection mechanism. SIP is default enabled in the latest versions of Mac OS X.

There are no known workarounds for this issue.

VMware would like to thank Marco Grassi (@marcograss) of KeenLab (@keen_lab), Tencent for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-5328 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.

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* VMware Tools 10.1.0 can be downloaded independently and installed to resolve this issue.

** At the moment, no versions of ESXi and Fusion consume the latest version of VMware Tools i.e. 10.1.0. Remediation of this issue on ESXi and Fusion requires downloading and installation of VMware Tools 10.1.0.

 

b. VMware Fusion Information disclosure

An information disclosure vulnerability is present in VMware Fusion. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow a privileged local user on a system where System Integrity Protection (SIP) is enabled, to obtain kernel memory addresses to bypass the kASLR protection mechanism. SIP is default enabled in the latest versions of Mac OS X.

There are no known workarounds for this issue.

VMware would like to thank Marco Grassi (@marcograss) of KeenLab (@keen_lab), Tencent for reporting this issue to us.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2016-5329 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.

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4. Solution

Please review the patch/release notes for your product and version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.

VMware Fusion 8.5

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Downloads and Documentation:

https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadfusion 

 

VMware Tools 10.1.0

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Downloads:

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VMTOOLS1010&productId=491

Documentation:

http://pubs.vmware.com/Release_Notes/en/vmwaretools/1010/vmware-tools-1010-release-notes.html

 

5. References

CVE-2016-5328

CVE-2016-5329

 

6. Change log

2016-10-25 VMSA-2016-0017 Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of  VMware Tools 10.1.0 on 2016-10-25.


Created on October 25, 2016 by Rick Scherer

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