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GLSA-202210-27 : open-vm-tools: Local Privilege Escalation

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202210-27 (open-vm-tools: Local Privilege Escalation) - VMware Tools (12.0.0, 11.x.y and 10.x.y) contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability. A malicious actor with local non-administrative access to the Guest OS can escalate privileges as a root user in the virtual machine. (CVE-2022-31676) Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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