VMware Workstation Arbitrary File Deletion (CVE-2023-20854)

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Fleury, Terry

Feb 6, 2023, 2:34:55 PM2/6/23
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CI Operators:

VMware has announced [1] an update for VMware Workstation [2] (for Windows) to address a vulnerability related to arbitrary file deletion. This issue has been assigned CVE-2023-20854 [3] with a CVSSv3 score of 7.8.



A malicious actor with local user privileges on the victim's machine may exploit this vulnerability to delete arbitrary files from the file system of the machine on which Workstation is installed.


Affected Software

VMware Workstation 17.x < v17.0.1



Download the latest patched version of VMware Workstation. There are no recommended mitigations.



[1] https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2023-0003.html

[2] https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/17.0.1/rn/vmware-workstation-1701-pro-release-notes/index.html

[3] https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2023-20854


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