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Monthly Archives: March 2018


Greetings from the VMware Security Response Center!

It’s time.

Today we released VMSA-2018-0004.3 which documents Hypervisor-Assisted Guest Mitigations for CVE-2017-5715 (Spectre-2).

We thought it would be a good idea to quickly link all of the documentation which has undergone a major change. For newcomers, please familiarize yourself by reading through KB52245 first to get a strong understanding of the various categories of mitigations that VMware has provided.

Major Updates:

Updated Advisory: VMSA-2018-0004.3
Top-level KB: 52245
Patching/Upgrade Guide: 52085
Performance Info: 52337
Intel microcode sightings: 52345

Customers should review the available documentation and direct questions to VMware Support.

New VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2018-0008

Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory:

VMSA-2018-0008Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service vulnerability

This documents the remediation of an Important severity denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2018-6957) affecting VMware Workstation and Fusion. This issue can be triggered by opening a large number of VNC sessions.  In order for exploitation to be possible, VNC must be manually enabled on Workstation and Fusion.

VMware Workstation 14.1.1 and Fusion 10.1.1 fix this issue. Workaround KB52934 is available for VMware Workstation 12.x and Fusion 8.x.

We would like to thank Lilith Wyatt of Cisco Talos for reporting this issue to us.

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Customers should review the security advisories and direct any questions to VMware Support.