Two actively exploited vulnerabilities affect multiple VMware products

Threat Level – Amber | Vulnerability Report
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in VMware products. Two of these have been exploited in the wild.

The first zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2022-22954, is a server-side template injection flaw. An attacker could exploit this bug to gain network access and remotely execute code in order to deliver cryptominers.

Several Proof of Concepts (PoCs) of this issue indicates that it could be weaponized by ransomwares/ threat actor groups soon.

The second zero-day vulnerability, CVE-2022-22960 exists due to improper permissions in support scripts. An attacker could exploit this issue to escalate privileges to root on vulnerable servers.

Organizations have advised the patch of all these vulnerabilities as soon as possible to avoid exploitation.

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Potential MITRE ATT&CK TTPs are:

TA0042: Resource Development

TA0001: Initial Access

TA0004: Privilege Escalation

T1588: Obtain Capabilities

T1588.006: Obtain Capabilities: Vulnerabilities

T1190: Exploit Public-Facing Application

T1548: Abuse Elevation Control Mechanism

T1068: Exploitation for Privilege Escalation

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