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vulnerability CVE-2018-6981 CVE-2018-6982

VMware ESXi/Workstation: information disclosure via vmxnet3

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker, inside a guest system, can read a memory fragment via vmxnet3 of VMware ESXi/Workstation, in order to obtain sensitive information on the host system.
Vulnerable products: ESXi, VMware vSphere Hypervisor, VMware Workstation.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Consequences of a hack: data reading.
Hacker's origin: user shell.
Number of vulnerabilities in this bulletin: 2.
Creation date: 09/11/2018.
Références of this bulletin: CERTFR-2018-AVI-542, CVE-2018-6981, CVE-2018-6982, VIGILANCE-VUL-27750, VMSA-2018-0027.

Description of the vulnerability

A local attacker, inside a guest system, can read a memory fragment via vmxnet3 of VMware ESXi/Workstation, in order to obtain sensitive information on the host system.
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