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New Admin Takeover Vulnerability Exposed in Synology's DiskStation Manager

New Admin Takeover Vulnerability Exposed in Synology's DiskStation Manager

Oct 18, 2023 Vulnerability / Data Security
A medium-severity flaw has been discovered in Synology's DiskStation Manager ( DSM ) that could be exploited to decipher an administrator's password and remotely hijack the account. "Under some rare conditions, an attacker could leak enough information to restore the seed of the pseudorandom number generator (PRNG), reconstruct the admin password, and remotely take over the admin account," Claroty's Sharon Brizinov  said  in a Tuesday report. The flaw, assigned the identifier CVE-2023-2729, is rated 5.9 for severity on the CVSS scoring scale. The flaw was addressed by Synology as part of  updates  released in June 2023. The problem is rooted in the fact that the software uses a weak random number generator that relies on the JavaScript  Math.random() method  to programmatically construct the admin password for the network-attached storage (NAS) device. Referred to as insecure randomness, it  arises  when a function that can produce predictable values, or doe
Synology Releases Patch for Critical RCE Vulnerability Affecting VPN Plus Servers

Synology Releases Patch for Critical RCE Vulnerability Affecting VPN Plus Servers

Jan 04, 2023 VPN / Server Security
Synology has released security updates to address a critical flaw impacting VPN Plus Server that could be exploited to take over affected systems. Tracked as  CVE-2022-43931 , the vulnerability carries a maximum severity rating of 10 on the CVSS scale and has been described as an out-of-bounds write bug in the remote desktop functionality in Synology VPN Plus Server. Successful exploitation of the issue "allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via unspecified vectors," the Taiwanese company  said , adding it was internally discovered by its Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). Users of VPN Plus Server for Synology Router Manager (SRM) 1.2 and VPN Plus Server for SRM 1.3 are advised to update to versions 1.4.3-0534 and 1.4.4-0635, respectively. The network-attached storage appliance maker, in a second advisory, also  warned  of several flaws in SRM that could permit remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, conduct denial-of-service attack
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