A vulnerability in the 3D acceleration feature of VMware could allow a local attacker to cause a denial of service (DoS) condition on a targeted system.
The vulnerability is due to resource exhaustion by the affected software when the 3D acceleration feature is used. An attacker with normal user privileges on a guest account could exploit this vulnerability by maliciously using a 3D-rendering shader on a targeted system. A successful exploit could trigger an infinite loop condition, which could lead to resource exhaustion and result in a DoS condition.
VMware has confirmed the vulnerability and released a workaround.
Security Impact Rating: Medium