Update 1 to CISA Alert AA22-138B – Threat actors chaining unpatched VMware vulnerabilities for full system control.
Malicious cyber actors are exploiting multiple critical vulnerabilities in VMware products. Successful exploitation permits malicious actors to trigger a server-side template injection that may result in remote code execution or escalation of privileges to root level access. CISA has updated this alert with additional indicators of compromise, detection signatures, and threat actor TTPs from trusted third parties to assist administrators with detecting and responding to this activity.
AA22-138B Alert, Technical Details, and Mitigations
Emergency Directive 22-03 Mitigate VMware Vulnerabilities
VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2022-0011
VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2022-0014
Threat Brief: VMware Vulnerabilities Exploited in the Wild (CVE-2022-22954 and Others)
All organizations should report incidents and anomalous activity to CISA’s 24/7 Operations Center at email@example.com or (888) 282-0870 and to the FBI via your local FBI field office or the FBI’s 24/7 CyWatch at (855) 292-3937 or CyWatch@fbi.gov.