VMware Aria Operations for Networks Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVS 2023-20887) Notification

VMware Aria Operations for Networks Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVS 2023-20887) Notification

junho 20, 2023 | NSFOCUS


Recently, NSFOCUS CERT detected a remote code execution vulnerability in VMware Aria Operations for Networks. Due to a specific flaw in the createSupportBundle method, the string entered by the user is not properly validated when executing system calls. Unauthenticated remote attackers can exploit this vulnerability through command injection, ultimately enabling the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges on the target system. At present, the details of the vulnerability and PoC have been made public. Affected users should take protective measures as soon as possible.

Vulnerability status:

Vulnerability DetailsVulnerability PoC Vulnerability EXP Utilization in the wilderness
PublishedPublishedUnpublishedNot currently present

Reference link: https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2023-0012.html

Scope of Impact

Affected version

VMware Aria Operations Networks=6. x


At present, the official security patch has been released to fix this vulnerability. It is recommended that affected users upgrade their protection in a timely manner. The official download link is as follows: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/92684


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