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An open-vm-tools security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 11 and 12 to address two security issues.

[SECURITY] [DSA 5493-1] open-vm-tools security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-5493-1 Moritz Muehlenhoff
September 10, 2023
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Package : open-vm-tools
CVE ID : CVE-2023-20867 CVE-2023-20900
Debian Bug : 1050970

Two security issues have been discovered in the Open VMware Tools, which
may result in a man-in-the-middle attack or authentication bypass.

For the oldstable distribution (bullseye), these problems have been fixed
in version 2:11.2.5-2+deb11u2.

For the stable distribution (bookworm), these problems have been fixed in
version 2:12.2.0-1+deb12u1.

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:

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
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