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.
All organizations should report incidents and anomalous activity to CISA’s 24/7 Operations Center at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.