Arbitrary files may be overwritten in multiple VMware products


Multiple products provided by VMware Inc. contain a vulnerability where arbitrary files on the host OS may be overwritten.

Shanon Olsson reported this vulnerability to JPCERT/CC.
JPCERT/CC coordinated with the developer under Information Security Early Warning Partnership.
CVSS Severity (What is CVSS?)

CVSS V2 Severity:
Base Metrics 6.0 (Medium) [IPA Score]
  • Access Vector: Network
  • Access Complexity: Medium
  • Authentication: Single Instance
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Affected Products

  • VMware Fusion versions prior 6.0.5
  • VMware Player versions prior to 6.0.5
  • VMware Workstation versions prior to 10.0.5
  • VMware ESXi 5.0 without patch ESXi500-201405101-SG
  • VMware ESXi 5.1 without patch ESXi510-201404101-SG
  • VMware ESXi 5.5 without patch ESXi550-201403102-SG


A user that can modify the configuration file for the virtual machine may overwrite arbitrary files on the host OS. As a result, privileges may be escalated in the host OS.

[Update the software]
Apply the appropriate update according to the information provided by the developer.
Vendor Information

CWE (What is CWE?)

  1. No Mapping(CWE-Other) [IPA Evaluation]
CVE (What is CVE?)

  1. CVE-2014-8370

  1. JVN : JVN#88252465
  2. National Vulnerability Database (NVD) : CVE-2014-8370
Revision History

  • [2015/01/29]
      Web page was published
      References : Content was added