VMware Workstation ALSA Config File Local Privilege Escalation

This Metasploit module exploits a vulnerability in VMware Workstation Pro and Player on Linux which allows users to escalate their privileges by using an ALSA configuration file to load and execute a shared object as root when launching a virtual machine with an attached sound card. This Metasploit module has been tested successfully on VMware Player version 12.5.0 on Debian Linux.
Source: VMware Workstation ALSA Config File Local Privilege Escalation