vmware vrealize-network-insight CVE-2023-20887 vulnerability in VMware Products
Published on June 7, 2023

Aria Operations for Networks contains a command injection vulnerability. A malicious actor with network access to VMware Aria Operations for Networks may be able to perform a command injection attack resulting in remote code execution.

Vendor Advisory NVD

Known Exploited Vulnerability

This Vmware Aria Operations for Networks Command Injection Vulnerability is part of CISA's list of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities. VMware Aria Operations for Networks (formerly vRealize Network Insight) contains a command injection vulnerability that allows a malicious actor with network access to perform an attack resulting in remote code execution.

The following remediation steps are recommended / required by July 13, 2023: Apply updates per vendor instructions.

Vulnerability Analysis

CVE-2023-20887 can be exploited with network access, and does not require authorization privileges or user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has the highest possible exploitability rating (3.9). The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be critical as this vulnerability has a high impact to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of this component.

What is a Command Injection Vulnerability?

The software constructs all or part of a command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended command when it is sent to a downstream component.

CVE-2023-20887 has been classified to as a Command Injection vulnerability or weakness.

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