Descriptionvmware-hgfsmounter in VMware Open Virtual Machine Tools (aka open-vm-tools) 8.4.2-261024 and earlier attempts to append to the /etc/mtab file without first checking whether resource limits would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of this file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a related issue to CVE-2011-1089.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs623968

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
open-vm-tools (PTS)buster2:10.3.10-1+deb10u2fixed
buster (security)2:10.3.10-1+deb10u6fixed
bullseye (security)2:11.2.5-2+deb11u3fixed
bookworm (security)2:12.2.0-1+deb12u2fixed
sid, trixie2:12.3.5-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[squeeze] - open-vm-tools <no-dsa> (Contrib not supported)
[lenny] - open-vm-tools <no-dsa> (Contrib not supported)

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