VMware recently released a security advisory, VMSA-2023-0012.1, addressing multiple vulnerabilities in Aria Operations for Networks (formerly vRealize Network Insight). These vulnerabilities, with CVSSv3 scores ranging from 8.8 to 9.8, have the potential to result in remote code execution and information disclosure. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of the vulnerabilities and the necessary remediation steps.
- Aria Operations for Networks (Formerly vRealize Network Insight)
Vulnerabilities and Remediation:
- Aria Operations for Networks Command Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2023-20887):
- Description: Aria Operations for Networks is susceptible to a critical severity command injection vulnerability, with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 9.8.
- Attack Vector: Malicious actors with network access can exploit this vulnerability to execute remote code injection.
- Resolution: Apply the updates specified in the ‘Fixed Version’ column of the Response Matrix provided in the advisory.
- Aria Operations for Networks Authenticated Deserialization Vulnerability (CVE-2023-20888):
- Description: A critical severity authenticated deserialization vulnerability exists in Aria Operations for Networks, with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 9.1.
- Attack Vector: Malicious actors possessing valid ‘member’ role credentials and network access can leverage this vulnerability to execute remote code.
- Resolution: Apply the updates listed in the ‘Fixed Version’ column of the Response Matrix provided in the advisory.
- Aria Operations for Networks Information Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2023-20889):
- Description: Aria Operations for Networks suffers from an important severity information disclosure vulnerability, with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 8.8.
- Attack Vector: Malicious actors with network access to Aria Operations for Networks can exploit this vulnerability to perform command injection attacks resulting in information disclosure.
- Resolution: Apply the updates mentioned in the ‘Fixed Version’ column of the Response Matrix provided in the advisory.
It is crucial to remediate these vulnerabilities promptly to mitigate any potential risks to your VMware environment.
- The advisory provides references to fixed versions, release notes, and the Mitre CVE Dictionary for each vulnerability.
- A link to the FIRST CVSSv3 Calculator is provided for assessing the severity of each vulnerability.
- The advisory also includes a change log and contact information for further inquiries.
Securing your VMware environment is of utmost importance, and addressing vulnerabilities promptly is a vital step in maintaining a robust security posture. VMware has released an advisory, VMSA-2023-0012.1, outlining multiple vulnerabilities in Aria Operations for Networks and providing guidance on remediation. It is strongly recommended to apply the necessary updates as specified in the advisory to safeguard your environment against potential exploits.
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Disclaimer: This blog post is based on the information available in the VMSA-2023-0012.1 security