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VMware Working on Patches for Critical Workspace ONE Access Vulnerability

VMware on Monday published an advisory to inform users that it’s working on patching a critical command injection vulnerability affecting Workspace ONE Access and some related components.

VMware on Monday published an advisory to inform users that it’s working on patching a critical command injection vulnerability affecting Workspace ONE Access and some related components.

The flaw, tracked as CVE-2020-4006 and having a CVSS score of 9.1, was reported privately to VMware, but the virtualization giant has not credited anyone in its advisory. The company says it’s working on patches and in the meantime it has shared some workarounds to help organizations reduce the risk of exploitation.

VMware has not specified if technical details of the vulnerability have been disclosed or if it has been exploited in attacks.

Workspace ONE Access (formerly known as VMware Identity Manager), provides “multi-factor authentication, conditional access and single sign-on to SaaS, web and native mobile apps.” The vulnerability has been found to affect Workspace ONE Access on Linux, Identity Manager (vIDM) on Linux, vIDM Connector on Windows and Linux, VMware Cloud Foundation and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.

According to the company, CVE-2020-4006 is a command injection issue that allows an attacker who has network access to the admin configurator on port 8443 and a valid password for the configurator’s admin account to execute commands with elevated privileges on the underlying operating system.

CISA and CERT/CC have also informed organizations about the vulnerability, advising them to take action if necessary.

VMware also informed customers recently that some of its Tanzu products are impacted by CVE-2020-15999, a vulnerability affecting FreeType, a popular software library for rendering fonts. Google reported last month that the vulnerability, which it patched in Chrome with an update for version 86, has been exploited in the wild.

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Earlier this month, VMware informed customers that it patched six vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN Orchestrator product, including flaws that can be exploited to steer traffic or shut down an enterprise network.

Related: Patch for Critical VMware ESXi Vulnerability Incomplete

Related: Google Researcher Finds Vulnerability in VMware Virtualization Products

Related: VMware Cloud Director Vulnerability Has Major Impact for Cloud Providers

Related: VMware Again Fails to Patch Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in Fusion

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a managing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.

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