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VMWARE Security Advisory: VMSA-2018-0008

VMware has released the following new security advisory:

1. Summary

Workstation and Fusion updates address a denial-of-service vulnerability

2. Relevant Products

  • VMware Workstation Pro / Player (Workstation)
  • VMware Fusion Pro / Fusion (Fusion)

3. Problem Description

Denial-of-service vulnerability through VNC

VMware Workstation and Fusion contain a denial-of-service vulnerability which can be triggered by opening a large number of VNC sessions.

Note: In order for exploitation to be possible on Workstation and Fusion, VNC must be manually enabled.

VMware would like to thank Lilith Wyatt of Cisco Talos for reporting this issue to us.


The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6957 to this issue.


For further information please refer to:



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