VMware Tools contains an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in HGFS. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges on the guest VMs.
Note: In order to be able to exploit this issue, file sharing must be enabled.
VMware would like to thank Anurudh for reporting this issue to us.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6969 to this issue.
Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediation the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.
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