Advisory Published
Advisory Published

CVE-2019-5519: (Pwn2Own) VMware Workstation UHCI Race Condition Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

First published: Mon Apr 01 2019(Updated: )

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on vulnerable installations of VMware Workstation. An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute low-privileged code on the target system in order to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within the processing of data sent to UHCI endpoints. The issue results from the lack of proper locking when performing operations on an object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute code in the context of the hypervisor.

Credit: security@vmware.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
VMware Workstation
VMware Fusion>=10.0.0<10.1.6
VMware Fusion>=11.0.0<11.0.3
VMware Workstation>=14.0.0<14.1.7
VMware Workstation>=15.0.0<15.0.4
VMware ESXi=6.0
VMware ESXi=6.0-600-201811001
VMware ESXi=6.0-600-201811401
VMware ESXi=6.5
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707101
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707102
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707103
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707201
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707202
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707203
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707204
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707205
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707206
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707207
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707208
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707209
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707210
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707211
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707212
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707213
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707214
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707215
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707216
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707217
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707218
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707219
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707220
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201707221
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201811001
VMware ESXi=6.5-650-201811301
VMware ESXi=6.7
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810101
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810102
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810103
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810201
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810202
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810203
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810204
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810205
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810206
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810207
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810208
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810209
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810210
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810211
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810212
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810213
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810214
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810215
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810216
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810217
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810218
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810219
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810220
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810221
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810222
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810223
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810224
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810225
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810226
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810227
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810228
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810229
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810230
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810231
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810232
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810233
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201810234
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201901401
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201901402
VMware ESXi=6.7-670-201901403

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