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CVE-2009-1143

Published: 23 November 2022

An issue was discovered in open-vm-tools 2009.03.18-154848. Local users can bypass intended access restrictions on mounting shares via a symlink attack that leverages a realpath race condition in mount.vmhgfs (aka hgfsmounter).

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
mount.vmhgfs not suid root in Debian and Ubuntu, negligible
security impact. Upstream commit removes vmhgfs in favour of
hgfs-fuse
Priority

Negligible

CVSS 3 base score: 7.0

Status

Package Release Status
open-vm-tools
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needed

focal Needed

jammy Not vulnerable
(code not present)
kinetic Not vulnerable
(code not present)
trusty Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial Needs triage

Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/commit/61331a189a0eeb76f014db28288b06c0323bc0b9