Check Point Advisories

VMware Authentication Bypass (CVE-2022-22972)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2022-0278
Date Published: 29 May 2022
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: Monday 19 December, 2022
Industry Reference:CVE-2022-22972
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? VMware Workspace ONE Access (Access)
VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)
VMware vRealize Automation (vRA)
VMware Cloud Foundation
vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager
Vulnerability Description An authentication bypass vulnerability exists in VMware. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability would allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information and gain unauthorized access into the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VMware Authentication Bypass (CVE-2022-22972) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  VMware Authentication Bypass (CVE-2022-22972)

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