Today, VMware has released the following new security advisory:


“VMSA-2018-0028 ( – VMware vRealize Log Insight updates address an authorization bypass vulnerability”

This documents the remediation of a moderate severity authorization bypass vulnerability (CVE-2018-6980 in VMware vRealize Log Insight. The issue exists due to improper authorization in the user registration method. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow Admin users with view only permission to perform certain administrative functions which they are not allowed to perform.

We would like to thank Piotr Madej of (ING Tech Poland for reporting this issue to us.

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