The Vigil@nce team watches public vulnerabilities impacting your computers, and then offers security solutions, a vigilance database and tools to fix them.

Vulnerability of VMware Workstation: executing DLL code via Cortado Thinprint

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a malicious Cortado Thinprint DLL, and then put it in the current directory of VMware Workstation, in order to execute code.
Impacted products: VMware Workstation.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Creation date: 20/12/2019.
Références of this threat: CERTFR-2019-AVI-651, CVE-2019-5539, VIGILANCE-VUL-31209, VMSA-2019-0023.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can create a malicious Cortado Thinprint DLL, and then put it in the current directory of VMware Workstation, in order to execute code.
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

This cybersecurity alert impacts software or systems such as VMware Workstation.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this weakness is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of intranet server.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security weakness.

Solutions for this threat 

VMware Workstation: version 15.5.1.
The version 15.5.1 is fixed:
  https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
Full bulletin, software filtering, emails, fixes, ... (Request your free trial)

Computer vulnerabilities tracking service 

Vigil@nce provides cybersecurity alerts. The Vigil@nce team tracks computer vulnerabilities impacting systems and applications.