USN-5578-1: Open VM Tools vulnerability
24 August 2022
open-vm-tools could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- open-vm-tools - Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware
It was discovered that Open VM Tools incorrectly handled certain requests.
An attacker inside the guest could possibly use this issue to gain root
privileges inside the virtual machine.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-5578-2: open-vm-tools, open-vm-tools-desktop, open-vm-tools-dev