[USN-6365-1] Open VM Tools vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 13 16:27:36 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6365-1
September 13, 2023

open-vm-tools vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


Open VM Tools could allow unintended access to network services.

Software Description:
- 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 could possibly use this issue to bypass SAML token
signature verification and perform VMware Tools Guest Operations.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.04:
   open-vm-tools                   2:12.1.5-3ubuntu0.23.04.2

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   open-vm-tools                   2:12.1.5-3~ubuntu0.22.04.3

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   open-vm-tools                   2:11.3.0-2ubuntu0~ubuntu20.04.6

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


Package Information:

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