Upstream information

CVE-2018-6969 at MITRE


VMware Tools (10.x and prior before 10.3.0) contains an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in HGFS. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to information disclosure or may allow attackers to escalate their privileges on the guest VMs. In order to be able to exploit this issue, file sharing must be enabled.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.4
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7 5.1
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity High Low
Privileges Required Low None
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High Low
Integrity Impact High None
Availability Impact High Low
CVSSv3 Version 3 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1101848 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Container as a Service Platform 1.0 open-vm-tools Affected
SUSE Container as a Service Platform 2.0 open-vm-tools Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 open-vm-tools Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 open-vm-tools Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Desktop Applications 15 open-vm-tools Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 open-vm-tools Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 open-vm-tools Affected