Rocky Linux 8 : open-vm-tools (RLSA-2023:7265)

high Nessus Plugin ID 186403


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RLSA-2023:7265 advisory.

- VMware Tools contains a SAML token signature bypass vulnerability. A malicious actor that has been granted Guest Operation Privileges security/GUID-6A952214-0E5E-4CCF-9D2A-90948FF643EC.html in a target virtual machine may be able to elevate their privileges if that target virtual machine has been assigned a more privileged Guest Alias db48-4261-9b8f-c6d3ad8ba472/vim.vm.guest.AliasManager.html . (CVE-2023-34058)

- open-vm-tools contains a file descriptor hijack vulnerability in the vmware-user-suid-wrapper. A malicious actor with non-root privileges may be able to hijack the /dev/uinput file descriptor allowing them to simulate user inputs. (CVE-2023-34059)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 186403

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2023-7265.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 11/28/2023

Updated: 12/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-34058


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools-desktop, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools-desktop-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools-salt-minion, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools-sdmp, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:open-vm-tools-sdmp-debuginfo, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RockyLinux/release, Host/RockyLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/27/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-34058, CVE-2023-34059

IAVA: 2023-A-0590