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VMware Tools Vulnerability Audit September 2023

Software Virtual Machines Vulnerability
  • This is a static report and therefore not updated automatically, which means that out-of-band updates are not included. However, you can adapt the query to your own needs.
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Discover Vulnerable VMware Tools Installations in Your IT Estate

VMware has released a new security advisory related to a vulnerability in VMware Tools. CVE-2023-20900 is a SAML Token Signature Bypass vulnerability that has a CVSS base score of 7.5. Attackers are able to exploit the vulnerability using a Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attack, by doing so they can bypass the SAML token signature verification and subsequently perform VMware Tools Guest Operations.

Using the audit below, you can get a list of all outdated VMware Tools installations on Windows or Linux. You can find more information on the vulnerability and the fixed versions in the VMware Tools vulnerability blog.

Run The VMware Tools Vulnerability Audit Report Now!

VMware Tools Vulnerability Lansweeper On-Prem Query

Select Top 1000000 tblAssets.AssetID,
tblAssets.AssetName,
tblAssets.Domain,
tsysAssetTypes.AssetTypename As AssetType,
tblAssets.Username,
tblAssets.Userdomain,
Coalesce(tsysOS.Image, tsysAssetTypes.AssetTypeIcon10) As icon,
tblAssets.IPAddress,
tblSoftwareUni.softwareName As Software,
tblSoftware.softwareVersion As Version,
tblSoftwareUni.SoftwarePublisher As Publisher,
tsysIPLocations.IPLocation,
tblAssetCustom.Manufacturer,
tblAssetCustom.Model,
Coalesce(tsysOS.OSname, tblSccmAsset.OsCaption,
tblSccmAsset.OperatingSystemNameandVersion) As OS,
tblAssets.Version As OSVersion,
Case
When tblErrors.ErrorText Is Not Null Or
tblErrors.ErrorText != '' Then
'Scanning Error: ' + tsysasseterrortypes.ErrorMsg
Else ''
End As ScanningErrors,
tblAssets.Lastseen,
tblAssets.Lasttried
From tblAssets
Inner Join tblAssetCustom On tblAssets.AssetID = tblAssetCustom.AssetID
Inner Join tsysAssetTypes On tsysAssetTypes.AssetType = tblAssets.Assettype
Inner Join tsysIPLocations On tsysIPLocations.LocationID =
tblAssets.LocationID
Inner Join tblState On tblState.State = tblAssetCustom.State
Inner Join tblSoftware On tblAssets.AssetID = tblSoftware.AssetID
Inner Join tblSoftwareUni On tblSoftwareUni.SoftID = tblSoftware.softID
Left Outer Join tsysOS On tsysOS.OScode = tblAssets.OScode
Left Outer Join tblSccmAsset On tblAssets.AssetID = tblSccmAsset.AssetId
Left Join (Select Distinct Top 1000000 tblErrors.AssetID As ID,
Max(tblErrors.Teller) As ErrorID
From tblErrors
Group By tblErrors.AssetID) As ScanningError On tblAssets.AssetID =
ScanningError.ID
Left Join tblErrors On ScanningError.ErrorID = tblErrors.Teller
Left Join tsysasseterrortypes On tsysasseterrortypes.Errortype =
tblErrors.ErrorType
Where tblSoftwareUni.softwareName = 'VMware Tools' and
((Cast(ParseName(tblSoftware.softwareVersion, 4) As bigint) = 12 And
Cast(ParseName(tblSoftware.softwareVersion, 3) As bigint) < 3) or
(Cast(ParseName(tblSoftware.softwareVersion, 4) As bigint) = 11) or
(Cast(ParseName(tblSoftware.softwareVersion, 4) As bigint) = 10)) and
tblState.Statename = 'Active'
Union
Select Top 1000000 tblAssets.AssetID,
tblAssets.AssetName,
tblAssets.Domain,
tsysAssetTypes.AssetTypename As AssetType,
tblLinuxUser.UserName,
tblAssets.Userdomain,
tsysAssetTypes.AssetTypeIcon10 As icon,
tblAssets.IPAddress,
subquery1.Software,
subquery1.Version,
subquery1.Publisher,
tsysIPLocations.IPLocation,
tblAssetCustom.Manufacturer,
tblAssetCustom.Model,
tblLinuxSystem.OSRelease As OS,
tblAssets.Version As OSVersion,
Case
When tblErrors.ErrorText Is Not Null Or
tblErrors.ErrorText != '' Then
'Scanning Error: ' + tsysasseterrortypes.ErrorMsg
Else ''
End As ScanningErrors,
tblAssets.Lastseen As [Last successful scan],
tblAssets.Lasttried As [Last scan attempt]
From tblAssets
Inner Join tblAssetCustom On tblAssets.AssetID = tblAssetCustom.AssetID
Inner Join tsysAssetTypes On tsysAssetTypes.AssetType = tblAssets.Assettype
Inner Join tsysIPLocations On tsysIPLocations.LocationID =
tblAssets.LocationID
Inner Join tblState On tblState.State = tblAssetCustom.State
Inner Join tblLinuxSystem On tblAssets.AssetID = tblLinuxSystem.AssetID
Inner Join tblLinuxUser On tblAssets.AssetID = tblLinuxUser.AssetID
Inner Join tblLinuxUserLogon On tblLinuxUserLogon.Id = tblLinuxUser.id
Inner Join (Select tblLinuxUser.AssetId,
Max(tblLinuxUserLogon.LogonTime) As MaxLogontime
From tblLinuxUser
Inner Join tblLinuxUserLogon On tblLinuxUserLogon.Id = tblLinuxUser.id
Group By tblLinuxUser.assetid) As subquery2 On subquery2.MaxLogontime =
tblLinuxUserLogon.LogonTime
Inner Join (Select tblSoftwareUni.softwareName As Software,
tblSoftwareUni.SoftwarePublisher As Publisher,
tblLinuxSoftware.LastChanged,
tblLinuxSoftware.assetid,
Case
When tblLinuxSystem.OSRelease Like '%Ubuntu%' And
tblLinuxSoftware.Version Like '%-%' And tblLinuxSoftware.Version Like
'%.%.%[^0-9]%' Then Replace(SubString(tblLinuxSoftware.Version,
CharIndex(':', tblLinuxSoftware.Version) + 1, CharIndex('-',
tblLinuxSoftware.Version) - 1 - CharIndex(':',
tblLinuxSoftware.Version) + Len('-')), '-', '')
When tblLinuxSystem.OSRelease Like '%debian%' And
tblLinuxSoftware.Version Like '%-%' And tblLinuxSoftware.Version Like
'%.%.%[^0-9]%' Then Replace(SubString(tblLinuxSoftware.Version,
CharIndex(':', tblLinuxSoftware.Version) + 1, CharIndex('-',
tblLinuxSoftware.Version) - 1 - CharIndex(':',
tblLinuxSoftware.Version) + Len('-')), '-', '')
Else tblLinuxSoftware.Version
End As Version
From tblLinuxSoftware
Inner Join tblSoftwareUni On tblSoftwareUni.SoftID =
tblLinuxSoftware.SoftwareUniID
Inner Join tblLinuxSystem On tblLinuxSoftware.AssetID =
tblLinuxSystem.AssetID
Where tblSoftwareUni.softwareName Like 'open-vm-tools%') As subquery1 On
subquery1.assetid = tblAssets.assetid
Left Join (Select Distinct Top 1000000 tblErrors.AssetID As ID,
Max(tblErrors.Teller) As ErrorID
From tblErrors
Group By tblErrors.AssetID) As ScanningError On tblAssets.AssetID =
ScanningError.ID
Left Join tblErrors On ScanningError.ErrorID = tblErrors.Teller
Left Join tsysasseterrortypes On tsysasseterrortypes.Errortype =
tblErrors.ErrorType
Where subquery1.Software In ('open-vm-tools', 'open-vm-tools-desktop') And
((Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 3) As bigint) = 12 And
Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 2) As bigint) < 3) Or
(Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 3) As bigint) = 11) or
(Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 3) As bigint) = 10 And
Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 2) As bigint) < 3) or
(Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 3) As bigint) = 10 And
Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 2) As bigint) = 3 and
Cast(ParseName(subquery1.Version, 1) As bigint) < 26))
and tblState.Statename = 'Active'
Order By Domain,
AssetName,
Software

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