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An open-vm-tools security update has been released for Fedora 38.



[SECURITY] Fedora 38 Update: open-vm-tools-12.3.0-1.fc38


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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2023-df375d0634
2023-09-14 01:27:18.332303
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Name : open-vm-tools
Product : Fedora 38
Version : 12.3.0
Release : 1.fc38
URL : https://github.com/vmware/open-vm-tools
Summary : Open Virtual Machine Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware
Description :
The open-vm-tools project is an open source implementation of VMware Tools. It
is a suite of open source virtualization utilities and drivers to improve the
functionality, user experience and administration of VMware virtual machines.
This package contains only the core user-space programs and libraries of
open-vm-tools.

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Update Information:

Package new upstream version of open-vm-tools-12.3.0-22234872. Security fix for
CVE-2023-20900, CVE-2023-20867
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ChangeLog:

* Sat Sep 9 2023 John Wolfe [jwolfe@vmware.com] - 12.3.0-1
- Package new upstream version of open-vm-tools-12.3.0-22234872.
- Fix for CVE-2023-20900 - a SAML token signature bypass vulnerability.
- Fix for CVE-2023-20867 - an Authentication Bypass vulnerability.
- Linux quiesced snapshots have been updated to avoid intermittent hangs
of the vmtoolsd process.
- File systems prefrozen by custom quiescing scripts must be listed on the
"excludedFileSystems" setting in the "vmbackup" section of the tools.conf
file.
- A tools.conf configuration setting is available to temporaily direct
Linux quiesced snaphots to restore pre open-vm-tools 12.2.0 behavior
of ignoring file systems already frozen.
- A number of Coverity reported issues have been addressed.
- A number of GitHub issues and pull requests have been handled.
* Thu Jul 20 2023 Fedora Release Engineering [releng@fedoraproject.org] - 12.1.5-4
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_39_Mass_Rebuild
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References:

[ 1 ] Bug #2215553 - CVE-2023-20867 open-vm-tools: authentication bypass vulnerability in the vgauth module [fedora-all]
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2215553
[ 2 ] Bug #2236578 - TRIAGE-CVE-2023-20900 open-vm-tools: SAML token signature bypass [fedora-all]
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2236578
[ 3 ] Bug #2236603 - open-vm-tools version 12.3.0 has been released - please rebase
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2236603
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This update can be installed with the "dnf" update program. Use
su -c 'dnf upgrade --advisory FEDORA-2023-df375d0634' at the command
line. For more information, refer to the dnf documentation available at
http://dnf.readthedocs.io/en/latest/command_ref.html#upgrade-command-label

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