Improper Privilege Management Affecting open-vm-tools package, versions <2:11.3.0-2ubuntu0~ubuntu20.04.3
Attack Complexity Low
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- Snyk ID SNYK-UBUNTU2004-OPENVMTOOLS-2990951
- published 24 Aug 2022
- disclosed 23 Aug 2022
Introduced: 23 Aug 2022CVE-2022-31676 Open this link in a new tab
CWE-269 Open this link in a new tab
How to fix?
open-vm-tools to version 2:11.3.0-2ubuntu0~ubuntu20.04.3 or higher.
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
How to fix? for
Ubuntu:20.04 relevant fixed versions and status.
VMware Tools (12.0.0, 11.x.y and 10.x.y) contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability. A malicious actor with local non-administrative access to the Guest OS can escalate privileges as a root user in the virtual machine.