Ubuntu 5578-2: Open VM Tools vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5578-2
August 24, 2022

open-vm-tools vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

open-vm-tools could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- open-vm-tools: Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware

Details:

USN-5578-1 fixed a vulnerability in Open VM Tools. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  open-vm-tools                   2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm1

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5578-2
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5578-1
  CVE-2022-31676

Ubuntu 5578-2: Open VM Tools vulnerability

August 24, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM Summary: open-vm-tools could be made to run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - open-vm-tools: Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware Details: USN-5578-1 fixed a vulnerability in Open VM Tools. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM. Original advisory details: 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.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: open-vm-tools 2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm1 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5578-2

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5578-1

CVE-2022-31676

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5578-2

Package Information

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