QID 375922

Date Published: 2021-10-04

QID 375922: VMware Remote Console Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (VMSA-2021-0013)

VMware Remote Console provides access to virtual machines on remote hosts and performs console and device operations such as configuring operating system settings and monitoring the VM console for VMware vSphere.

Affected Versions:
VMware Remote Console for Windows version from 12.0.0 prior to 12.0.1.

QID Detection Logic:(Authenticated)
It checks for vulnerable version of VMware Remote Console for Windows.

An attacker with normal access to a virtual machine may exploit this issue by placing a malicious file renamed as `openssl.cnf' in an unrestricted directory which would allow code to be executed with elevated privileges.

  • CVSS V3 rated as High - 7.8 severity.
  • CVSS V2 rated as High - 7.2 severity.
  • Solution
    To remediate this issue update to VMware Tools version VMware Remote Console for Windows 12.0.1
    For more information please visit VMware advisory VMSA-2021-0013

    CVEs related to QID 375922

    Software Advisories
    Advisory ID Software Component Link
    VMware Remote Console for Windows URL Logo customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/details?downloadGroup=VMRC1201&productId=974