KB-2216 Information about the VMware security vulnerability (CVE-2022-22972, CVE-2022-22973)

On 18-May-2022 an announcement was made regarding the VMware security vulnerability (CVE-2022-22972, CVE-2022-22973). Following the announcement, Appian investigated and confirmed that none of the VMware Impacted Products are in use by Appian. 

VMware Impacted Products:

  • VMware Workspace ONE Access (Access)
  • VMware Identity Manager (vIDM)
  • VMware vRealize Automation (vRA)
  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager

Additional Notes:

  • CISA has issued Emergency Directive (ED) 22-03 and released a Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) in response to active and expected exploitation of multiple vulnerabilities in the following VMware products: VMware Workspace ONE Access (Access), VMware Identity Manager (vIDM), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware Cloud Foundation and vRealize Suite Lifecycle Manager.
  • The CSA, AA22-138B: Threat Actors Chaining Unpatched VMware Vulnerabilities for Full System Control, provides indicators of compromise and detection signatures from CISA as well as trusted third parties to assist administrators with detecting and responding to any active exploitation of CVE-2022-22954 and CVE-2022-22960. Malicious cyber actors were able to reverse-engineer the vendor updates to develop an exploit within 48 hours and quickly began exploiting these disclosed vulnerabilities in unpatched devices. Based on this activity, CISA expects malicious cyber actors to quickly develop a capability to exploit CVE-2022-22972 and CVE-2022-22973, which were disclosed by VMware on May 18, 2022. 

Supporting Documentation:

Timeline:

  • 18-May-2022 - CVE-2022-22972, CVE-2022-22973 released
  • 20-May-2022 - Appian confirmed that its product does not contain any instances of the impacted VMware products

Affected Versions

This article applies to all supported versions of Appian.

Last reviewed: May 20, 2022

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