SRC-2022-0018 : VMware vRealize Operations Manager DeploymentNodeLevelController Information Disclosure Vulnerability

CVE ID: CVE-2022-31673

CVSS Score: 6.5, (/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N)

Affected Vendors: VMWare

Affected Products: vRealize Operations

Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to leak sensitive information in VMware vRealize Operations. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability however the existing authentication mechanism can be bypassed.

The issue results from the ability to request access create and access heap dumps. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to escalate access and achieve remote code execution as 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

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