openSUSE Security Update : open-vm-tools (openSUSE-2017-276)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for open-vm-tools fixes the following issues :

- Updated to 10.1.0 stable release (boo#1011057)

+ vmware-namespace-cmd command line utility.

+ gtk3 support

+ Common Agent Framework (CAF)

+ guest authentication with xmlsec1

+ FreeBSD support

+ sub-command to push updated network information to the
host on demand

+ udev rules for configuring SCSI timeouts in the guest

+ fixes for Ubuntu 16.10

+ Fix for quiesced snapshot failure leaving guest file
system quiesced (boo#1006796)

+ Fix for CVE-2015-5191 (boo#1007600)

- Report SLES12-SAP guest OS as SLES12 (boo#1013496)

- Remove building KMP modules. No longer needed or wanted
for current releases. User space tool vmhgfs-fuse has
replaced the need for vmhgfs kernel module.

- Add udev rule to increase VMware virtual disk timeout
values (boo#994598)

- Fix vmtoolsd init script to run vmtoolsd in background.
(boo#971031)

+ fix originally done in SLE-11-SP4 code base by
[email protected]

- Added patches for GCC 6 build failure (boo#985110)

- Update to 10.0.7-gtk3 stable branch

+ add support for gtk3, needed by the dndcp and
resolutionset plugins

+ remove files generated by autoreconf

+ a few minor build fixes

- Update fixes copy-n-paste and drag-n-drop regressions
(boo#978424)

- Added new vmblock-fuse.service

- Update to 10.0.7 stable branch

+ Added namespace command line utility
'vmware-namespace-cmd'.

- Compile without gtkmm support for SLES12 based
environments (which do not provide gtkmm2.4)

- Update to 10.0.5 stable branch

+ [vgauth] fix timestamp check

+ [libresolutionSet.so] Add an error handler to X11
resolutionSet

+ [vmci.ko] Kill tasklet when unloading vmci module

+ [libvmbackup.so] Quiesced snapshots Skip freezing autofs
mounts.

+ [vmhgfs.ko] make vmhgfs compatible with Linux kernel 4.2

- This update also addresses a suspend with systemd issue
(boo#913727)

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1006796
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1007600
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1011057
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1013496
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=913727
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=971031
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=978424
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=985110
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=994598

Solution :

Update the affected open-vm-tools packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97285 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5191

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