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USN-6365-2: Open VM Tools vulnerability

25 September 2023

Open VM Tools could allow unintended access to network services.

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Releases

Packages

  • open-vm-tools - Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware

Details

USN-6365-1 fixed a vulnerability in Open VM Tools. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Open VM Tools incorrectly handled SAML tokens. A
remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass SAML token
signature verification and perform VMware Tools Guest Operations.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-6365-1: open-vm-tools-containerinfo, open-vm-tools-dev, open-vm-tools-sdmp, open-vm-tools, open-vm-tools-desktop, open-vm-tools-salt-minion