Cyber threat to VMware customers

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Virtualization giant Vmware has issued an official cyber threat warning to all its customers about a vulnerability that can allow hackers to bypass authentication and take over the entire network and user interface.

Thus the company is urging customers to keep their software updated and discouraged those who depend heavily on various workarounds.

Revealing the severity of other 9 additional vulnerabilities, the tech giant that offers software services to many enterprise and government infrastructure stated that out of the said number, 3 have been patched, 2 will get fix by the second week of this year and the rest can be exploited by hackers through Remote Code Execution.

Currently, no news is out about the said CVE-2022-31656 being exploited in the wild. Except for the fact that the susceptibility can affect Vmware Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager and vRealize Automation.

On the other hand, Vmware CEO Raghuram is confident that Broadcom’s interest in investigating in VMware will pave the way to the addition of a portfolio of assets that could help build trust among customers.

In May 2022, Broadcom expressed interest in buying VMware for $61 billion as it wanted to gain all the virtualization market share occupied by the software technology giant till date.

But for some reasons backed by political interference, the deal has been put on hold until further instructions from the SEC.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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