Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3646-1 open-vm-tools -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
05 Nov 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1054666.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2023-34058, CVE-2023-34059.
More information:

Brief introduction

  • CVE-2023-34058

    A file descriptor hijack vulnerability was found in the vmware-user-suid-wrapper command. A malicious actor with non-root privileges might have been able to hijack the /dev/uinput file descriptor allowing them to simulate user inputs.

  • CVE-2023-34059

    A SAML Token Signature Bypass vulnerability was found. A malicious actor that has been granted Guest Operation Privileges in a target virtual machine might have been able to elevate their privileges if that target virtual machine has been assigned a more privileged Guest Alias.

For Debian 10 buster, these problems have been fixed in version 2:10.3.10-1+deb10u6.

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: