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Vulnerability of VMware Workstation: privilege escalation via drag-and-drop

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker, inside a guest system, can bypass restrictions via drag-and-drop/copy-and-paste of VMware Workstation, in order to escalate his privileges on the host system.
Vulnerable products: VMware Workstation.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 14/11/2016.
Références of this bulletin: CERTFR-2016-AVI-377, CVE-2016-7461, VIGILANCE-VUL-21102, VMSA-2016-0019.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker, inside a guest system, can bypass restrictions via drag-and-drop/copy-and-paste of VMware Workstation, in order to escalate his privileges on the host system.
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This security announce impacts software or systems such as VMware Workstation.

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

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user shell.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this computer vulnerability announce.

Solutions for this threat 

VMware Workstation: version 12.5.2.
The version 12.5.2 is fixed:
  https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadworkstation
  https://www.vmware.com/go/downloadplayer
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