VMware Tanzu Platform Automation Toolkit update for setuptools

Published: 2023-05-26
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-40897
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Platform Automation Toolkit
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor VMware, Inc

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Incorrect Regular Expression

EUVDB-ID: #VU71379

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-40897

CWE-ID: CWE-185 - Incorrect Regular Expression

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient input validation when processing HTML content. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and perform regular expression denial of service (ReDos) attack.


Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Platform Automation Toolkit: before 5.0.24

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

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Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?