VMware Workspace One Access / VMware Identity Manager Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2022-0014)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 163486


An identity store broker application running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The VMware Workspace One Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager) application running on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities:
- An Authentication Bypass Vulnerability affecting local domain users. A malicious actor with network access to the UI may be able to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate. (CVE-2022-22972)
- A Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability. A malicious actor with local access can escalate privileges to 'root'.
(CVE-2022-22973) Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version.


Apply the HW-156875 hotfix to VMware Workspace One Access / VMware Identity Manager as per the VMSA-2022-0014 advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 163486

File Name: vmware_workspace_one_access_VMSA-2022-0014_version_check.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/27/2022

Updated: 8/9/2023

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22972


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:vmware:identity_manager, cpe:/a:vmware:workspace_one_access

Required KB Items: installed_sw/VMware Workspace ONE Access

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/18/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-22972, CVE-2022-22973

VMSA: 2022-0014