Vulnerability CVE-2021-22040


Published: 2022-02-16

Description:
VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the XHCI USB controller. A malicious actor with local administrative privileges on a virtual machine may exploit this issue to execute code as the virtual machine's VMX process running on the host.

Type:

CWE-416

(Use After Free)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.6/10
6.4/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Vmware -> Cloud foundation 
Vmware -> Fusion 
Vmware -> Workstation player 
Vmware -> Workstation pro 
Vmware -> ESXI 

 References:
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2022-0004.html

Copyright 2022, cxsecurity.com

 

Back to Top