XXE in VMware Tools



Published: 2022-05-24
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-22977
CWE-ID CWE-611
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) XML External Entity injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU63595

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-22977

CWE-ID: CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE')

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied XML input. A remote unpriviledg user of the guest OS can pass a specially crafted XML code to the affected application and view contents of arbitrary files on the system or initiate requests to external systems.


Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

VMware Tools: 10.0.0 - 12.0.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2022-0015.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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