SUSE SLES11 Security Update : open-vm-tools (SUSE-SU-2017:0705-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 97777


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for open-vm-tools to 10.1.0 stable brings features, fixes bugs and security issues :

- New vmware-namespace-cmd command line utility

- GTK3 support

- Common Agent Framework (CAF)

- Guest authentication with xmlsec1

- Sub-command to push updated network information to the host on demand

- Fix for quiesced snapshot failure leaving guest file system quiesced (bsc#1006796)

- Fix for CVE-2015-5191 (bsc#1007600)

- Report SLES for SAP 12 guest OS as SLES 12 (bsc#1013496)

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

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

- Fix copy-n-paste and drag-n-drop regressions (bsc#978424)

- Add new vmblock-fuse.service

- Fix a suspend with systemd issue (bsc#913727)

- ESXi Serviceability

- GuestInfo Enhancements

- Compatibility with all supported versions of VMware vSphere, VMware Workstation 12.0 and VMware Fusion 8.0.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-open-vm-tools-13024=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-open-vm-tools-13024=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 97777

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0705-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/16

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 6.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libvmtools0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:open-vm-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:open-vm-tools-desktop, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5191

OSVDB: 153963

IAVB: 2017-B-0099