Upstream information

CVE-2011-1681 at MITRE

Description

vmware-hgfsmounter in VMware Open Virtual Machine Tools (aka open-vm-tools) 8.4.2-261024 and earlier attempts to append to the /etc/mtab file without first checking whether resource limits would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of this file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a related issue to CVE-2011-1089.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 690491 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:


Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 LTSS open-vm-tools Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS open-vm-tools Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 LTSS open-vm-tools Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ESPOS 15 open-vm-tools Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 open-vm-tools Already fixed