Critical

VMSA-2022-0014.1
7.8-9.8
2022-05-18
2022-05-27
CVE-2022-22972, CVE-2022-22973
VMware Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager and vRealize Automation updates address multiple vulnerabilities.

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1. Impacted Products
  • VMware Workspace ONE Access (Access)
  • VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)
  • VMware vRealize Automation (vRA)
  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
2. Introduction

Multiple vulnerabilities were privately reported to VMware. Patches are available to remediate these vulnerabilities in affected VMware products.

3a. Authentication Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2022-22972)

Description

VMware Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager and vRealize Automation contain an authentication bypass vulnerability affecting local domain users. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Critical severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 9.8.

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with network access to the UI may be able to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate.

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2022-22972, apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.

Workarounds

Workarounds for CVE-2022-22972 have been documented in the VMware Knowledge Base articles listed in the 'Workarounds' column of the 'Response Matrix' below.

Additional Documentation

A supplemental blog post was created for additional clarification. Please see: https://via.vmw.com/vmsa-2022-0014-qna

Notes

05/26: VMware has confirmed malicious code that can exploit CVE-2022-22972 in impacted products is publicly available.

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank Bruno López of Innotec Security for reporting this vulnerability to us.

3b. Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2022-22973)

Description

VMware Workspace ONE Access and Identity Manager contain a privilege escalation vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Important severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 7.8.

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with local access can escalate privileges to 'root'. 

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2022-22973 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.

Workarounds

None.

Additional Documentation

A supplemental blog post was created for additional clarification. Please see: https://via.vmw.com/vmsa-2022-0014-qna

Notes

None.

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank Kai Zhao of ToTU Security Team and Steven Yu for independently reporting this issue to us.

Response Matrix

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
Access
21.08.0.1, 21.08.0.0
Linux
CVE-2022-22972
9.8
critical
Access
21.08.0.1, 21.08.0.0
Linux
CVE-2022-22973
7.8
important
None
Access
20.10.0.1, 20.10.0.0
Linux
CVE-2022-22972
9.8
critical
Access
20.10.0.1, 20.10.0.0
Linux
CVE-2022-22973
7.8
important
None
vIDM
3.3.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.4, 3.3.3
Linux
CVE-2022-22972
9.8
critical
vIDM
3.3.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.4, 3.3.3
Linux
CVE-2022-22973
7.8
important
None
vRealize Automation [1]
8.x
Linux
CVE-2022-22972, CVE-2022-22973
N/A
N/A
Unaffected
N/A
N/A
vRealize Automation (vIDM) [2]
7.6
Linux
CVE-2022-22972
9.8
critical
vRealize Automation (vIDM)
7.6
Linux
CVE-2022-22973
N/A
N/A
Unaffected
N/A
N/A

[1] vRealize Automation 8.x is unaffected since it does not use embedded vIDM. If vIDM has been deployed with vRA 8.x, fixes should be applied directly to vIDM.
[2] vRealize Automation 7.6 is affected since it uses embedded vIDM.

Impacted Product Suites that Deploy Response Matrix Components:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
VMware Cloud Foundation (vIDM)
4.4, 4.3.x, 4.2.x, 4.1, 4.0.x
Any
CVE-2022-22972
9.8
critical
VMware Cloud Foundation (vIDM)
4.4, 4.3.x, 4.2.x, 4.1, 4.0.x
Any
CVE-2022-22973
7.8
important
None
VMware Cloud Foundation (vRA)
3.x
Any
CVE-2022-22972
9.8
critical
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vIDM)
8.x
Any
CVE-2022-22972
9.8
critical
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager (vIDM)
8.x
Any
CVE-2022-22973
7.8
important
None
4. References
5. Change Log

2022-05-18: VMSA-2022-0014
Initial security advisory.

2022-05-27: VMSA-2022-0014.1
05/26: Updated advisory with information that VMware has confirmed malicious code that can exploit CVE-2022-22972 in impacted products is publicly available.

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