October 3, 2023

VMware’s Aria Operations for Networks stands as a beacon in the industry. Its capabilities extend beyond the standard fare, providing network visibility and analytics to bolster micro-segmentation security, minimizing risk during application migration, and facilitating confident management and scaling of VMware NSX, VMware SD-WAN, and Kubernetes deployments.

Multiple vulnerabilities were privately reported in Aria Operations for Networks and VMware has already released patches to address these security concerns.

1. CVE-2023-20887: Command Injection Vulnerability

With a CVSS score of 9.8, involve the potential for a malicious actor to perform a command injection attack. In a nutshell, the CVE-2023-20887 vulnerability, if exploited, could result in remote code execution a scenario that spells serious trouble for network security.


2. CVE-2023-20888: Authenticated Deserialization Vulnerability

With a CVSS score of 9.1, involves an authenticated deserialization vulnerability. In this context, a malicious actor with network access and valid ‘member’ role credentials could execute a deserialization attack, once again leading to remote code execution.

3. CVE-2023-20889: Information Disclosure Vulnerability

With a CVSS score of 8.8 pertains to potential information disclosure through another possible command injection attack. If successfully exploited, the attacker could gain access to sensitive information, which could have a wide range of consequences depending on the nature of the disclosed information.

VMware recommends applying patches for Aria Operations for Networks versions 6.2 through 6.10. Timely patching ensures the secure operation of your network, reducing the likelihood of data breaches or cyber-attacks.

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