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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 163486

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2022-0014.html

https://core.vmware.com/vmsa-2022-0014-questions-answers-faq

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/88438

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 163486

File Name: vmware_workspace_one_access_VMSA-2022-0014_version_check.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 7/27/2022

Updated: 8/1/2022

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-22972

CVSS v3

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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