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VMware addressed flaws in its Workstation and Tools

June 7, 2019

VMware has patched two high-severity flaws that affect its Tools and Workstation software.

The first security flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-5522, affects VMware Tools 10.x on Windows. The vulnerability is an out-of-bounds read issue in the vm3dmp driver in Windows guest machines, it was reported by the researchers ChenNan and RanchoIce of Tencent ZhanluLab

“VMware Tools update addresses an out of bounds read vulnerability in vm3dmp driver which is installed with vmtools in Windows guest machines. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 7.1.” reads the advisory published by VMware.

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