Executive Summary

TitleVMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management Console (A/W Console) update resolves SAML authentication bypass
NameVMSA-2018-0024First vendor Publication2018-10-04
VendorVMwareLast vendor Modification2018-10-04
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score5.8Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score4.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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The VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management Console (A/W Console) contains a SAML authentication bypass vulnerability which can be leveraged during device enrollment. This vulnerability may allow for a malicious actor to impersonate an authorized SAML session if certificate-based authentication is enabled. This vulnerability is also relevant if certificate-based authentication is not enabled, but the outcome of exploitation is limited to an information disclosure (Important Severity) in those cases.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the identifier CVE-2018-6979 to this issue.

Column 5 of the following table lists the action required to remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is available.

Original Source

Url : http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0024.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-287Improper Authentication

Alert History

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2019-01-09 21:21:25
  • Multiple Updates
2018-10-09 21:21:56
  • Multiple Updates
2018-10-05 00:19:28
  • First insertion