Advisory Details

May 22nd, 2024

VMware Workstation SVGA Heap-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-24-494
ZDI-CAN-23490

CVE ID CVE-2024-22268
CVSS SCORE 9.6, AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
AFFECTED VENDORS VMware
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Workstation
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected installations of VMware Workstation. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target in a guest system must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the SVGA virtual device. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a heap-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the hypervisor.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS VMware has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://support.broadcom.com/web/ecx/support-content-notification/-/external/content/SecurityAdvisories/0/24280
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2024-04-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2024-05-22 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Pwn2car
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