VMware Workstation and Fusion Security Updates

Number: AV16-187
Date: 14 November 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to multiple security updates released by VMware.

Assessment

VMware has release security updates for the VMware Workstation and Workstation Fusion products. The severities of the vulnerabilities addressed with these updates are critical. The drag and drop function of the below mentioned products may allow a guest to execute code on the host operating system via an out-of-bound memory access vulnerability.

Affected Products:

VMware Workstation Pro 12.x / Player 12.x
VMware Fusion Pro 8.x / Fusion 8.x

CVE References: CVE-2016-7461

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor released updates on affected platforms accordingly.

References:

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2016-0019.html

Note to Readers

In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.

Please note, CCIRC PGP key has recently been updated.
http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/ntnl-scrt/cbr-scrt/_fl/CCIRCPublicPGPKey.txt

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