Important

VMSA-2022-0005.2
8.8
2022-02-15
2022-04-07
CVE-2022-22945
VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere update addresses CLI shell injection vulnerability (CVE-2022-22945)

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1. Impacted Products
  • VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere (NSX-V)
  • VMware Cloud Foundation (Cloud Foundation)
2. Introduction

A CLI shell injection vulnerability affecting VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to address this vulnerability in affected VMware products.

3. VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere update addresses CLI shell injection vulnerability (CVE-2022-22945)

Description

VMware NSX Data Center for vSphere contains a CLI shell injection vulnerability in the NSX Edge appliance component. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 8.8.

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with SSH access to an NSX-Edge appliance (NSX-V) can execute arbitrary commands on the operating system as root.

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2022-22945 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Workarounds

Workarounds for CVE-2022-22945 have been listed in the 'Workarounds' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Additional Documentation

Additional documentation for CVE-2022-22945 have been listed in the 'Additional Documentation' column of the 'Response Matrix' for Cloud Foundation (NSX-V) below.

Notes

None

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank Dimitri Di Cristofaro (@d_glenx) and Przemek Reszke (@kolokokop) from SECFORCE LTD for reporting this issue to us.

Response Matrix

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
NSX Data Center for vSphere
Any
Any
CVE-2022-22945
important
None

Impacted Product Suites that Deploy Response Matrix Components:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
Cloud Foundation (NSX-V)
3.x
Any
CVE-2022-22945
important
4. References
5. Change Log

2022-02-15: VMSA-2022-0005
Initial security advisory.

 

2022-03-14: VMSA-2022-0005.1
Updated security advisory Response Matrix to include workarounds and additional documentation.

 

2022-04-07: VMSA-2022-0005.2
Updated advisory with updates to VMware Cloud Foundation 3.x.

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