Untrusted search path vulnerability in the HGFS (aka Shared Folders) feature in VMware Tools 10.0.5 in VMware ESXi 5.0 through 6.0, VMware Workstation Pro 12.1.x before 12.1.1, VMware Workstation Player 12.1.x before 12.1.1, and VMware Fusion 8.1.x before 8.1.1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory.
Published 2016-08-08 01:59:16
Updated 2021-11-05 16:33:17
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: File inclusion

Threat overview for CVE-2016-5330

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-5330
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 902
IPs affected by CVE-2016-5330 9,487
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-5330

2.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 88 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

Metasploit modules for CVE-2016-5330

  • DLL Side Loading Vulnerability in VMware Host Guest Client Redirector
    Disclosure Date: 2016-08-05
    First seen: 2020-04-26
    exploit/windows/misc/vmhgfs_webdav_dll_sideload
    A DLL side loading vulnerability was found in the VMware Host Guest Client Redirector, a component of VMware Tools. This issue can be exploited by luring a victim into opening a document from the attacker's share. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-5330

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-5330

  • The product searches for critical resources using an externally-supplied search path that can point to resources that are not under the product's direct control.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-5330

Products affected by CVE-2016-5330

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