VMWare Confirms Workspace One Exploits in the Wild
Less than a week after patching critical security defects affecting multiple enterprise-facing products, VMWare is warning that one of the flaws is being exploited in the wild.
VMWare updated a security bulletin issued on April 4 to add a single line: “VMware has confirmed that exploitation of CVE-2022-22954 has occurred in the wild.”
The update adds to the urgency for organizations to apply patches and mitigations to say ahead of attackers. VMWare products have become a common target for nation-state APT actors and ransomware criminals.
The company did not share any additional details or indicators of compromise (IOCs) to help defenders hunt for signs of infections.
The VMWare vulnerability, described as a server-side template injection remote code execution vulnerability, was reported by a researcher attached to Chinese firm Qihoo 360.
It affects the VMware Workspace ONE Access and Identity Manager and carries a “critical” severity rating with a CVSS v3 score of 9.8.
“A malicious actor with network access can trigger a server-side template injection that may result in remote code execution,” the company warned in the advisory.