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An open-vm-tools security update has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

[RHSA-2023:3949-01] Low: open-vm-tools security update

Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: open-vm-tools security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2023:3949-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:
Issue date: 2023-06-29
CVE Names: CVE-2023-20867

1. Summary:

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

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. 8) - 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

Security Fix(es):

* open-vm-tools: authentication bypass vulnerability in the vgauth module

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:

5. Bugs fixed (

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

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AppStream (v. 8):



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from

7. References:

8. Contact:

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