VMware Workstation (12.x before 12.5.8) installer contains a DLL hijacking issue that exists due to some DLL files loaded by the application improperly. This issue may allow an attacker to load a DLL file of the attacker's choosing that could execute arbitrary code.
Published 2017-11-17 21:29:00
Updated 2017-12-03 17:38:04
Source VMware
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: File inclusionExecute code

Threat overview for CVE-2017-4939

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2017-4939
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 443
IPs affected by CVE-2017-4939 507
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-4939

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.10%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 41 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-4939

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Source
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
nvd@nist.gov
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
nvd@nist.gov

CWE ids for CVE-2017-4939

  • 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-2017-4939

Products affected by CVE-2017-4939

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