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Ubuntu 16.04 ESM : Open VM Tools vulnerability (USN-5578-2)

Description

The remote Ubuntu 16.04 ESM host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-5578-2 advisory. - 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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