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An open-vm-tools security update has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.



[RHSA-2023:3948-01] Low: open-vm-tools security update


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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: open-vm-tools security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2023:3948-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2023:3948
Issue date: 2023-06-29
CVE Names: CVE-2023-20867
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1. Summary:

An update for open-vm-tools is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AppStream (v. 9) - aarch64, x86_64

3. Description:

The Open Virtual Machine Tools are the open source implementation of the
VMware Tools. They are a set of guest operating system virtualization
components that enhance performance and user experience of virtual
machines.

Security Fix(es):

* open-vm-tools: authentication bypass vulnerability in the vgauth module
(CVE-2023-20867)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE
page(s) listed in the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed ( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

2213087 - CVE-2023-20867 open-vm-tools: authentication bypass vulnerability in the vgauth module

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AppStream (v. 9):

Source:
open-vm-tools-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.src.rpm

aarch64:
open-vm-tools-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm
open-vm-tools-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm
open-vm-tools-debugsource-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm
open-vm-tools-desktop-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm
open-vm-tools-desktop-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm
open-vm-tools-sdmp-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm
open-vm-tools-test-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm
open-vm-tools-test-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.aarch64.rpm

x86_64:
open-vm-tools-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-debugsource-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-desktop-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-desktop-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-salt-minion-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-sdmp-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-sdmp-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-test-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm
open-vm-tools-test-debuginfo-12.1.5-1.el9_2.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2023-20867
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is [secalert@redhat.com]. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2023 Red Hat, Inc.

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