USN-6463-1: Open VM Tools vulnerabilities
31 October 2023
Several security issues were fixed in Open VM Tools.
- open-vm-tools - Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware
It was discovered that Open VM Tools incorrectly handled SAML tokens. A
remote attacker Guest Operations privileges could possibly use this issue
to escalate privileges. (CVE-2023-34058)
Matthias Gerstner discovered that Open VM Tools incorrectly handled file
descriptors when dropping privileges. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to hijack /dev/uinput and simulate user inputs. (CVE-2023-34059)
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-6463-2: open-vm-tools, open-vm-tools-desktop, open-vm-tools-dev