Workload misconfigurations

VMware Virtual Machine with unauthorized connection of devices enabled

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Compliance Frameworks


A VMware virtual machine is a software-based emulation of a physical computer. Users and processes with privileges on a virtual machine can connect or disconnect hardware devices, any enabled or connected device represents a potential attack channel. An attacker with access to a virtual machine can connect a disconnected hardware device and access sensitive information on media that is left in a hardware device. It was detected that unauthorized connection of devices is enabled.