EGI SVG Advisories


Title:   EGI SVG 'ALERT' [TLP:WHITE] Privilege escalation vulnerabilities in VMWare.
Date:    2022-02-18
Updated: 2022-07-28

AAffected software and risk

VMWare has announced vulnerabilities concerning VMWare ESXi/Workstation/Fusion 

Package    : VMWare
CVE ID     : CVE-2021-22040, CVE-22041 
Bug ID     : VMSA-2022-0004
CVSS Score : 

Multiple vulnerabilities in VMware ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion were 
privately reported to VMware. [R 1] [R 2]  These include privilege 
escalation vulnerabilities.   Updates are available to remediate these 
vulnerabilities in affected VMware products.   

Actions required/recommended

Sites running VMWare should update as soon as possible.

Component installation information

See [R 1]


See [R 2]

Affected software details

VMWare ESXi 6.5, 6.7, 7.0

VMWare Workstation 16.x < v16.2.1

VMware Fusion 12.x < v12.2.1

See [R 1]

** WHITE information - Unlimited distribution
 - see for
   distribution restrictions **
Minor updates may be made without re-distribution to the sites

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the EGI Software Vulnerability Group will take a look according to the
procedure defined in [R 99]


[R 1]

[R 2]

[R 99]


SVG was alerted to this vulnerability by David Crooks

Yyyy-mm-dd  [EGI-SVG-CVE-2021-22040] 

2022-02-17 SVG alerted to this issue by David Crooks from SVG
2022-02-18 ALERT sent to EGI federated cloud sites
2022-07-28 ALERT placed on advisories web page

This advisory has been prepared as part of the effort to fulfil EGI SVG's
purpose "To minimize the risk to the EGI infrastructure arising from software
The risk is that assessed by the group, according to the EGI SVG issue handling
procedure [R 99] in the context of how the software is used in the EGI
infrastructure. It is the opinion of the group, we do not guarantee it to be
correct. The risk may also be higher or lower in other deployments depending on
how the software is used.
This advisory is subject to the Creative commons licence 
and the EGI Software Vulnerability Group must be credited. 
On behalf of the EGI SVG,