VMware Workstation Pro/Player 12.x before 12.5.3 contains a DLL loading vulnerability that occurs due to the "vmware-vmx" process loading DLLs from a path defined in the local environment-variable. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow normal users to escalate privileges to System in the host machine where VMware Workstation is installed.
Published 2017-06-07 18:29:00
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
Source VMware
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-4898

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.05%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 19 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-4898

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
6.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
3.4
10.0
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.0
6.0
NIST

References for CVE-2017-4898

Products affected by CVE-2017-4898

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