VMware addressed a critical bug in Carbon Black App Control

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2023

VMware released security updates to address a critical vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-20858, in the Carbon Black App Control product.

VMware addressed a critical injection vulnerability, tracked as (CVSSv3 score 9.1), Carbon Black App Control.

VMware Carbon Black App Control allows organizations to ensure that only trusted and approved software is allowed to execute on their critical systems and endpoints.

An attacker with privileged access to the App Control administration console can trigger the issue by providing specially crafted input and gaining access to the underlying server operating system.

VMware Carbon Black App Control

“VMware Carbon Black App Control contains an injection vulnerability.” reads the advisory published by the virtualization giant. “A malicious actor with privileged access to the App Control administration console may be able to use specially crafted input allowing access to the underlying server operating system.”

The vulnerability impacts App Control versions 8.7.x, 8.8.x and 8.9.x for Microsoft’s Windows. The company addressed it with the release of versions 8.9.4, 8.8.6, 8.7.8.

The security researcher Jari Jääskelä privately reported the vulnerability through the company bug bounty program on the HackerOne platform.

VMware states that there are no workarounds for this vulnerability.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, Carbon Black App Control)

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