April VMware Bugs Abused to Deliver Mirai Malware, Exploit Log4Shell

Researchers say a GitHub proof-of-concept exploitation of recently announced VMware bugs is being abused by hackers in the wild.

Recently reported VMware bugs are being used by hackers who are focused on using them to deliver Mirai denial-of-service malware and exploit the Log4Shell vulnerability.

Security researchers at Barracuda discovered that attempts were made to exploit the recent vulnerabilities CVE-2022-22954 and CVE-2022-22960, both reported last month.

“Barracuda researchers analyzed the attacks and payloads detected by Barracuda systems between April to May and found a steady stream of attempts to exploit two recently uncovered VMware vulnerabilities: CVE-2022-22954 and CVE-2022-22960” reported by Barracuda.

VMware published an advisory on April 6, 2022, which detailed multiple security vulnerabilities. The most severe of these is CVE-2022-22954 with a CVSS score of 9.8, the bug allows an attacker with network access to perform remote code execution via server-side template injection on VMware Workspace ONE Access and Identity Manager Solutions.

The other bug involved CVE-2022-22960 (CVSS score 7.8), is a local privilege escalation vulnerability in VMware Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager, and vRealize Automation. According to the advisory by VMware, the bug arises due to improper permission in support scripts

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