Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3081-1 open-vm-tools -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
02 Sep 2022
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-31676.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in open-vm-tools, an open source implementation of VMware Tools, allowing an unprivileged local guest user to escalate their privileges as root user in the virtual machine.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version 2:10.3.10-1+deb10u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your open-vm-tools packages.

For the detailed security status of open-vm-tools please refer to its security tracker page at:

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: