Moderate

VMSA-2022-0023
5.7
2022-08-09
2022-08-09 (Initial Advisory)
CVE-2022-22983
VMware Workstation update addresses an unprotected storage of credentials vulnerability (CVE-2022-22983)

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1. Impacted Products

  • VMware Workstation

2. Introduction

An unprotected storage of credentials vulnerability in VMware Workstation was privately reported to VMware. Updates are available to remediate this vulnerability in affected VMware products.

 

3. Unprotected Storage of Credentials vulnerability (CVE-2022-22983)

Description

VMware Workstation contains an unprotected storage of credentials vulnerability. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Moderate severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 5.7.

 

Known Attack Vectors

A malicious actor with local user privileges to the victim machine may exploit this vulnerability leading to the disclosure of user passwords of the remote server connected through VMware Workstation.

Resolution

To remediate CVE-2022-22983 apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Response Matrix' found below.

 

Workarounds

None.

Additional Documentation

None.

 

Notes

None.

Acknowledgements

VMware would like to thank David Azria of XM Cyber for reporting this issue to us.

 

Response Matrix

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSv3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documentation
VMware Workstation
16.x
Windows
CVE-2022-22983
moderate
16.2.4
None
None
4. References
5. Change Log

2022-08-09 VMSA-2022-0023
Initial security advisory.

6. Contact

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