CVE-2022-31676

NameCVE-2022-31676
DescriptionVMware 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3081-1, DSA-5215-1
Debian Bugs1018012

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
open-vm-tools (PTS)buster2:10.3.10-1+deb10u2vulnerable
buster (security)2:10.3.10-1+deb10u3fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye2:11.2.5-2+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid2:12.1.0-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
open-vm-toolssourcebuster2:10.3.10-1+deb10u3DLA-3081-1
open-vm-toolssourcebullseye2:11.2.5-2+deb11u1DSA-5215-1
open-vm-toolssource(unstable)2:12.1.0-11018012

Notes

Fixed by: https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/commit/70a74758bfe0042c27f15ce590fb21a2bc54d745 (stable-12.1.0)
https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools/blob/CVE-2022-31676.patch/1205-Properly-check-authorization-on-incoming-guestOps-re.patch
https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2022-0024.html

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