Debian Security Advisory

DSA-5215-1 open-vm-tools -- security update

Date Reported:
24 Aug 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1018012.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-31676.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in open-vm-tools, an open source implementation of VMware Tools, allowing an unprivileged local guest user to escalate their privileges as root user in the virtual machine.

For the stable distribution (bullseye), this problem has been fixed in version 2:11.2.5-2+deb11u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your open-vm-tools packages.

For the detailed security status of open-vm-tools please refer to its security tracker page at: