SRC-2022-0017 : VMware vRealize Operations Manager MainPortalFilter Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

CVE ID: CVE-2022-31675

CVSS Score: 5.6, (/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Vendors: VMWare

Affected Products: vRealize Operations

Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of VMware vRealize Operations. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability. The specific flaw exists within MainPortalFilter class.

The issue results from the ability to request access to protected resources using a publically available dashboard link. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the root user.

Vendor Response:

VMWare has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline:

  • 2022-05-26 – Sent to VMWare PSIRT

  • 2022-08-09 – Coordinated public release of advisory

Proof of Concept:

Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by Steven Seeley (mr_me) of Qihoo 360 Vulnerability Research Institute