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VMware Patches Critical Vulnerability in Carbon Black App Control Product

VMware Patches Critical Vulnerability in Carbon Black App Control Product

Feb 22, 2023 Vulnerability / Enterprise Security
VMware on Tuesday released patches to address a critical security vulnerability affecting its Carbon Black App Control product. Tracked as  CVE-2023-20858 , the shortcoming carries a CVSS score of 9.1 out of a maximum of 10 and impacts App Control versions 8.7.x, 8.8.x, and 8.9.x. The virtualization services provider describes the issue as an injection vulnerability. Security researcher Jari Jääskelä has been credited with discovering and reporting the bug. "A malicious actor with privileged access to the App Control administration console may be able to use specially crafted input allowing access to the underlying server operating system," the company  said  in an advisory. VMware said there are no workarounds that resolve the flaw, necessitating that customers update to versions 8.7.8, 8.8.6, and 8.9.4 to mitigate potential risks. It's worth pointing out that Jääskelä was also credited with reporting two critical vulnerabilities in the same product ( CVE-2022-229
VMware Issues Patches for Critical Flaws Affecting Carbon Black App Control

VMware Issues Patches for Critical Flaws Affecting Carbon Black App Control

Mar 24, 2022
VMware on Wednesday released software updates to plug two critical security vulnerabilities affecting its Carbon Black App Control platform that could be abused by a malicious actor to execute arbitrary code on affected installations in Windows systems. Tracked as  CVE-2022-22951 and CVE-2022-22952 , both the flaws are rated 9.1 out of a maximum of 10 on the CVSS vulnerability scoring system. Credited with reporting the two issues is security researcher Jari Jääskelä. That said, successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities banks on the prerequisite that the attacker is already logged in as an administrator or a highly privileged user. VMware Carbon Black App Control is an  application allow listing solution  that's used to lock down servers and critical systems, prevent unwanted changes, and ensure continuous compliance with regulatory mandates. CVE-2022-22951 has been described as a command injection vulnerability that could enable an authenticated, high privileged actor w
How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

How Nation-State Actors Target Your Business: New Research Exposes Major SaaS Vulnerabilities

Feb 15, 2024SaaS Security / Risk Management
With many of the highly publicized 2023 cyber attacks revolving around one or more SaaS applications, SaaS has become a cause for genuine concern in many boardroom discussions. More so than ever, considering that GenAI applications are, in fact, SaaS applications. Wing Security (Wing), a SaaS security company, conducted an analysis of 493 SaaS-using companies in Q4 of 2023.  Their study reveals  how companies use SaaS today, and the wide variety of threats that result from that usage. This unique analysis provides rare and important insights into the breadth and depth of SaaS-related risks, but also provides practical tips to mitigate them and ensure SaaS can be widely used without compromising security posture.  The TL;DR Version Of SaaS Security 2023 brought some now infamous examples of malicious players leveraging or directly targeting SaaS, including the North Korean group UNC4899, 0ktapus ransomware group, and Russian Midnight Blizzard APT, which targeted well-known organizat
Critical Auth Bypass Bug Affects VMware Carbon Black App Control

Critical Auth Bypass Bug Affects VMware Carbon Black App Control

Jun 24, 2021
VMware has rolled out security updates to resolve a critical flaw affecting Carbon Black App Control that could be exploited to bypass authentication and take control of vulnerable systems. The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2021-21998, is rated 9.4 out of 10 in severity by the industry-standard Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and affects App Control (AppC) versions 8.0.x, 8.1.x, 8.5.x, and 8.6.x. Carbon Black App Control  is a security solution designed to lock down critical systems and servers to prevent unauthorized changes in the face of cyber-attacks and ensure compliance with regulatory mandates such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, SOX, FISMA, and NERC. "A malicious actor with network access to the VMware Carbon Black App Control management server might be able to obtain administrative access to the product without the need to authenticate," the California-based cloud computing and virtualization technology company  said  in an advisory. CVE-2021-21998 is th
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