Published: 05/08/2022 Updated: 06/08/2022

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VMware Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager and vRealize Automation contain an authentication bypass vulnerability affecting local domain users. A malicious actor with network access to the UI may be able to obtain administrative access without the need to authenticate.

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VMware patches critical 'make me admin' auth bypass bug, plus nine other flaws
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VMware has fixed a critical authentication bypass vulnerability that hits 9.8 out of 10 on the CVSS severity scale and is present in multiple products.
That flaw is tracked as CVE-2022-31656, and affects VMware's Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager, and vRealize Automation. It was addressed along with nine other security holes in this patch batch, published Tuesday.
Here's the bottom line of the '31656 bug, according to VMware: "A malicious actor with network access to the UI may ...