VMware Releases Security Update for multiple products (CVE-2021-22045)

CVE number = CVE-2021-22045

VMware ESXi (7.0, 6.7 before ESXi670-202111101-SG and 6.5 before ESXi650-202110101-SG), VMware Workstation (16.2.0) and VMware Fusion (12.2.0) contains a heap-overflow vulnerability in CD-ROM device emulation.

A malicious actor with access to a virtual machine with CD-ROM device emulation may be able to exploit this vulnerability in conjunction with other issues to execute code on the hypervisor from a virtual machine.

VMware has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

More details can be found at:
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2022-0001.html

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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