VMware AirWatch Console 9.1.x < / 9.2.x < / 9.3.x < / 9.4.x < / 9.5.x < / 9.6.x < / 9.7.x < SAML Security Bypass

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118091


The remote web server is affected by a security bypass vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version, the install of VMware AirWatch Console running on the remote host is 9.1.x prior to, 9.2.x prior to, 9.3.x prior to, 9.4.x prior to, 9.5.x prior to, 9.6.x prior to, or 9.7.x prior to It is, therefore, affected by an error related to handling SAML authentication and device enrollment that can allow session impersonation.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to AirWatch Console version,,,,,, or later.

Alternatively, disable SAML authentication.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118091

File Name: vmware_airwatch_console_www_9_7_0_3.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2018/10/12

Updated: 2019/02/26

Dependencies: 106585

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-6979

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:airwatch

Required KB Items: installed_sw/AirWatch Console, Settings/ParanoidReport

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6979

IAVA: 2018-A-0318