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By the Year

In 2022 there have been 4 vulnerabilities in VMware Fusion with an average score of 7.2 out of ten. Last year Fusion had 1 security vulnerability published. That is, 3 more vulnerabilities have already been reported in 2022 as compared to last year. Last year, the average CVE base score was greater by 1.23

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2022 4 7.18
2021 1 8.40
2020 14 6.40
2019 13 7.45
2018 7 6.57

It may take a day or so for new Fusion vulnerabilities to show up in the stats or in the list of recent security vulnerabilties. Additionally vulnerabilities may be tagged under a different product or component name.

Recent VMware Fusion Security Vulnerabilities

VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the XHCI USB controller

CVE-2021-22040 6.7 - Medium - February 16, 2022

VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the XHCI USB controller. A malicious actor with local administrative privileges on a virtual machine may exploit this issue to execute code as the virtual machine's VMX process running on the host.

Dangling pointer

VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a double-fetch vulnerability in the UHCI USB controller

CVE-2021-22041 6.7 - Medium - February 16, 2022

VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion contain a double-fetch vulnerability in the UHCI USB controller. A malicious actor with local administrative privileges on a virtual machine may exploit this issue to execute code as the virtual machine's VMX process running on the host.

VMware ESXi contains a TOCTOU (Time-of-check Time-of-use) vulnerability that exists in the way temporary files are handled

CVE-2021-22043 7.5 - High - February 16, 2022

VMware ESXi contains a TOCTOU (Time-of-check Time-of-use) vulnerability that exists in the way temporary files are handled. A malicious actor with access to settingsd, may exploit this issue to escalate their privileges by writing arbitrary files.

TOCTTOU

VMware ESXi (7.0

CVE-2021-22045 7.8 - High - January 04, 2022

VMware ESXi (7.0, 6.7 before ESXi670-202111101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202110101-SG), VMware Workstation (16.2.0) and VMware Fusion (12.2.0) contains a heap-overflow vulnerability in CD-ROM device emulation. A malicious actor with access to a virtual machine with CD-ROM device emulation may be able to exploit this vulnerability in conjunction with other issues to execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine.

Memory Corruption

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-202006401-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG)

CVE-2020-3960 8.4 - High - September 15, 2021

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-202006401-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.5), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.5) contain an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in NVMe functionality. A malicious actor with local non-administrative access to a virtual machine with a virtual NVMe controller present may be able to read privileged information contained in physical memory.

Out-of-bounds Read

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3968 8.2 - High - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.5), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.5) contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the USB 3.0 controller (xHCI). A malicious actor with local administrative privileges on a virtual machine may be able to exploit this issue to crash the virtual machine's vmx process leading to a denial of service condition or execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine. Additional conditions beyond the attacker's control must be present for exploitation to be possible.

Memory Corruption

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3963 5.5 - Medium - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202006401-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain a use-after-free vulnerability in PVNVRAM. A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine may be able to read privileged information contained in physical memory.

Dangling pointer

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3964 4.7 - Medium - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202006401-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain an information leak in the EHCI USB controller. A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine may be able to read privileged information contained in the hypervisor's memory. Additional conditions beyond the attacker's control need to be present for exploitation to be possible.

Use of Uninitialized Resource

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3965 5.5 - Medium - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202006401-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain an information leak in the XHCI USB controller. A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine may be able to read privileged information contained in hypervisor memory from a virtual machine.

Out-of-bounds Read

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3966 7.5 - High - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain a heap-overflow due to a race condition issue in the USB 2.0 controller (EHCI). A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine may be able to exploit this vulnerability to execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine. Additional conditions beyond the attacker's control must be present for exploitation to be possible.

Race Condition

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3967 7.5 - High - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.5), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.5) contain a heap-overflow vulnerability in the USB 2.0 controller (EHCI). A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine may be able to exploit this vulnerability to execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine. Additional conditions beyond the attacker's control must be present for exploitation to be possible.

Memory Corruption

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3970 3.8 - Low - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.5), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.5) contain an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in the Shader functionality. A malicious actor with non-administrative local access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled may be able to exploit this vulnerability to crash the virtual machine's vmx process leading to a partial denial of service condition.

Out-of-bounds Read

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201907101-SG)

CVE-2020-3971 5.5 - Medium - June 25, 2020

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201907101-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.0.2), and Fusion (11.x before 11.0.2) contain a heap overflow vulnerability in the vmxnet3 virtual network adapter. A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine with a vmxnet3 network adapter present may be able to read privileged information contained in physical memory.

Memory Corruption

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3962 8.2 - High - June 24, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.5), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.5) contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the SVGA device. A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled may be able to exploit this vulnerability to execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine.

Dangling pointer

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839

CVE-2020-3969 7.8 - High - June 24, 2020

VMware ESXi (7.0 before ESXi_7.0.0-1.20.16321839, 6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.5), and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.5) contain an off-by-one heap-overflow vulnerability in the SVGA device. A malicious actor with local access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled may be able to exploit this vulnerability to execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine. Additional conditions beyond the attacker's control must be present for exploitation to be possible.

off-by-five

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG)

CVE-2020-3959 3.3 - Low - May 29, 2020

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.1.0) and VMware Fusion (11.x before 11.1.0) contain a memory leak vulnerability in the VMCI module. A malicious actor with local non-administrative access to a virtual machine may be able to crash the virtual machine's vmx process leading to a partial denial of service.

Buffer Overflow

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG)

CVE-2020-3958 5.5 - Medium - May 29, 2020

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-202004101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202005401-SG), VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2) and VMware Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability in the shader functionality. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with non-administrative access to a virtual machine to crash the virtual machine's vmx process leading to a denial of service condition.

Improper Input Validation

VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2) and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain a use-after vulnerability in vmnetdhcp

CVE-2020-3947 8.8 - High - March 16, 2020

VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2) and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain a use-after vulnerability in vmnetdhcp. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to code execution on the host from the guest or may allow attackers to create a denial-of-service condition of the vmnetdhcp service running on the host machine.

Dangling pointer

Linux Guest VMs running on VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2) and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper file permissions in Cortado Thinprint

CVE-2020-3948 7.8 - High - March 16, 2020

Linux Guest VMs running on VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.2) and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.2) contain a local privilege escalation vulnerability due to improper file permissions in Cortado Thinprint. Local attackers with non-administrative access to a Linux guest VM with virtual printing enabled may exploit this issue to elevate their privileges to root on the same guest VM.

Improper Privilege Management

VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.1) and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.1) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability in the RPC handler

CVE-2019-5542 7.7 - High - November 20, 2019

VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.5.1) and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.1) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability in the RPC handler. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM.

Improper Input Validation

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201908101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201910401-SG)

CVE-2019-5536 6.5 - Medium - October 28, 2019

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201908101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201910401-SG), Workstation (15.x before 15.5.0) and Fusion (11.x before 11.5.0) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability in the shader functionality. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM. Exploitation of this issue require an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled. It is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

Improper Input Validation

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a network denial-of-service vulnerability due to improper handling of certain IPv6 packets

CVE-2019-5535 4.7 - Medium - October 10, 2019

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a network denial-of-service vulnerability due to improper handling of certain IPv6 packets. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 4.7.

Improper Input Validation

ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, VMRC and Horizon Client contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the virtual sound device

CVE-2019-5527 8.8 - High - October 10, 2019

ESXi, Workstation, Fusion, VMRC and Horizon Client contain a use-after-free vulnerability in the virtual sound device. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 8.5.

Dangling pointer

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001)

CVE-2019-5521 9.6 - Critical - September 20, 2019

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001), Workstation (15.x before 15.0.3 and 14.x before 14.1.6) and Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3 and 10.x before 10.1.6) contain an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in the pixel shader functionality. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on the host. Exploitation of this issue require an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled. It is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

Out-of-bounds Read

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001)

CVE-2019-5520 5.9 - Medium - April 15, 2019

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001), Workstation (15.x before 15.0.3 and 14.x before 14.1.6), Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3 and 10.x before 10.1.6) updates address an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. Exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure.The workaround for this issue involves disabling the 3D-acceleration feature. This feature is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

Out-of-bounds Read

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001)

CVE-2019-5517 6.8 - Medium - April 15, 2019

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001), Workstation (15.x before 15.0.3 and 14.x before 14.1.6), Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3 and 10.x before 10.1.6) contain multiple out-of-bounds read vulnerabilities in the shader translator. Exploitation of these issues requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled. Successful exploitation of these issues may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM. The workaround for these issues involves disabling the 3D-acceleration feature. This feature is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

Out-of-bounds Read

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001)

CVE-2019-5516 6.8 - Medium - April 15, 2019

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201904101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001), Workstation (15.x before 15.0.3 and 14.x before 14.1.6), Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3 and 10.x before 10.1.6) updates address an out-of-bounds vulnerability with the vertex shader functionality. Exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with 3D graphics enabled. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers with normal user privileges to create a denial-of-service condition on their own VM. The workaround for this issue involves disabling the 3D-acceleration feature. This feature is not enabled by default on ESXi and is enabled by default on Workstation and Fusion.

Out-of-bounds Read

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.6) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.6) contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000 virtual network adapter

CVE-2019-5524 8.8 - High - April 02, 2019

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.6) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.6) contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000 virtual network adapter. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

Memory Corruption

VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.0.3

CVE-2019-5515 8.8 - High - April 02, 2019

VMware Workstation (15.x before 15.0.3, 14.x before 14.1.6) and Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3, 10.x before 10.1.6) updates address an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000 and e1000e virtual network adapters. Exploitation of this issue may lead to code execution on the host from the guest but it is more likely to result in a denial of service of the guest.

Memory Corruption

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201903001

CVE-2019-5518 6.8 - Medium - April 01, 2019

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201903001, 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001, 6.0 before ESXi600-201903001), Workstation (15.x before 15.0.4, 14.x before 14.1.7), Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3, 10.x before 10.1.6) contain an out-of-bounds read/write vulnerability in the virtual USB 1.1 UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface). Exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with a virtual USB controller present. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

Memory Corruption

VMware VMware Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3) contains a security vulnerability due to certain unauthenticated APIs accessible through a web socket

CVE-2019-5514 8.8 - High - April 01, 2019

VMware VMware Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3) contains a security vulnerability due to certain unauthenticated APIs accessible through a web socket. An attacker may exploit this issue by tricking the host user to execute a JavaScript to perform unauthorized functions on the guest machine where VMware Tools is installed. This may further be exploited to execute commands on the guest machines.

Improper Input Validation

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201903001

CVE-2019-5519 6.8 - Medium - April 01, 2019

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201903001, 6.5 before ESXi650-201903001, 6.0 before ESXi600-201903001), Workstation (15.x before 15.0.4, 14.x before 14.1.7), Fusion (11.x before 11.0.3, 10.x before 10.1.6) contain a Time-of-check Time-of-use (TOCTOU) vulnerability in the virtual USB 1.1 UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface). Exploitation of this issue requires an attacker to have access to a virtual machine with a virtual USB controller present. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

TOCTTOU

VMware ESXi (6.7

CVE-2018-6977 6.5 - Medium - October 09, 2018

VMware ESXi (6.7, 6.5, 6.0), Workstation (15.x and 14.x) and Fusion (11.x and 10.x) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability due to an infinite loop in a 3D-rendering shader. Successfully exploiting this issue may allow an attacker with normal user privileges in the guest to make the VM unresponsive, and in some cases, possibly result other VMs on the host or the host itself becoming unresponsive.

Infinite Loop

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.3) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.3) contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000 device

CVE-2018-6973 8.8 - High - August 15, 2018

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.3) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.3) contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the e1000 device. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

Memory Corruption

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201806401-BG

CVE-2018-6972 6.5 - Medium - July 25, 2018

VMware ESXi (6.7 before ESXi670-201806401-BG, 6.5 before ESXi650-201806401-BG, 6.0 before ESXi600-201806401-BG and 5.5 before ESXi550-201806401-BG), Workstation (14.x before 14.1.2), and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.2) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability due to NULL pointer dereference issue in RPC handler. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow attackers with normal user privileges to crash their VMs.

NULL Pointer Dereference

VMware Fusion (10.x before 10.1.2) contains a signature bypass vulnerability

CVE-2018-6962 7.8 - High - May 22, 2018

VMware Fusion (10.x before 10.1.2) contains a signature bypass vulnerability which may lead to a local privilege escalation.

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.2) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.2) contain multiple denial-of-service vulnerabilities

CVE-2018-6963 5.5 - Medium - May 22, 2018

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.2) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.2) contain multiple denial-of-service vulnerabilities that occur due to NULL pointer dereference issues in the RPC handler. Successful exploitation of these issues may allow an attacker with limited privileges on the guest machine trigger a denial-of-Service of their guest machine.

NULL Pointer Dereference

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.1, 12.x) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.1 and 8.x) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability

CVE-2018-6957 5.3 - Medium - March 15, 2018

VMware Workstation (14.x before 14.1.1, 12.x) and Fusion (10.x before 10.1.1 and 8.x) contain a denial-of-service vulnerability which can be triggered by opening a large number of VNC sessions. Note: In order for exploitation to be possible on Workstation and Fusion, VNC must be manually enabled.

Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may

CVE-2017-5753 5.6 - Medium - January 04, 2018

Systems with microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized disclosure of information to an attacker with local user access via a side-channel analysis.

Side Channel Attack

VMware ESXi (ESXi 6.5 without patch ESXi650-201707101-SG)

CVE-2017-4924 8.8 - High - September 15, 2017

VMware ESXi (ESXi 6.5 without patch ESXi650-201707101-SG), Workstation (12.x before 12.5.7) and Fusion (8.x before 8.5.8) contain an out-of-bounds write vulnerability in SVGA device. This issue may allow a guest to execute code on the host.

Memory Corruption

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