CVSS 3.1 Score 7.0 of 10 (high)


Published Oct 27, 2023
Updated: Nov 27, 2023


CVE-2023-34059 is a file descriptor hijack vulnerability found in open-vm-tools, affecting multiple products including spPAWX, spPAWW, spPAWV, and others. This vulnerability allows a malicious actor with non-root privileges to hijack the /dev/uinput file descriptor and simulate user inputs. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as HIGH, with a base score of 7.0. Remediation for this vulnerability is not specified in the provided information. However, organizations should be aware that this vulnerability poses a potential danger to their systems as it could lead to unauthorized user input simulation and potentially compromise system integrity and confidentiality.

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