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VMware Workstation VBluetoothHCI_PacketOut Use-After-Free Privilege Escalation Vulnerability [CVE-2024-22267]

CVE number = CVE-2024-22267

CVSS score = 8.2

This vulnerability allows local attackers to escalate privileges on affected installations of VMware Workstation.

An attacker must first obtain the ability to execute high-privileged code on the target guest system in order to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the VBluetoothHCI_PacketOut function. The issue results from the lack of validating the existence of an object prior to performing operations on the object.

An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate privileges and execute arbitrary code in the context of the hypervisor.

VMware has issued an update to correct this vulnerability.

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