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  • published 24 Nov 2022
  • disclosed 23 Nov 2022


The Ubuntu security team deemed this advisory irrelevant for Ubuntu:18.04.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream open-vm-tools package and not the open-vm-tools package as distributed by Ubuntu:18.04.

An issue was discovered in open-vm-tools 2009.03.18-154848. Local users can bypass intended access restrictions on mounting shares via a symlink attack that leverages a realpath race condition in mount.vmhgfs (aka hgfsmounter).