VMware and Cisco also impacted by the SolarWinds hack

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The IT giants VMware and Cisco revealed they were impacted by the recently disclosed SolarWinds supply chain attack.

VMware and Cisco confirmed to have been both impacted by the recent SolarWinds hack.

A recent advisory published by the NSA is warning that Russian state-sponsored hackers are exploiting the recently patched CVE-2020-4006 VMware flaw to steal sensitive information from their targets.

The CVE-2020-4006 flaw affects Workspace One Access, Access Connector, Identity Manager, and Identity Manager Connector.

The popular investigator Brian Krebs learned from sources that the threat actors behind the SolarWinds hack also exploited the VMware flaw.

Last week, VMware published a statement to confirm that it is not aware of attacks exploiting the CVE 2020-4006 flaw “in conjunction with the SolarWinds supply chain compromise.”

The company also added that it has not found any evidence of exploitation in its network.

“To date, VMware has received no notification that the CVE 2020-4006 was used in conjunction with the SolarWinds supply chain compromise.” reads the security advisory.

“In addition, while we have identified limited instances of the vulnerable Orion software in our own internal environment, our own internal investigation has not revealed any indication of exploitation. This has also been confirmed by SolarWinds own investigations to date.”

Cisco also confirmed to have found instances of the Solarwinds backdoor in a small number of lab environments and a limited number of employee endpoints.

“While Cisco does not use SolarWinds for its enterprise network management or monitoring, we have identified and mitigated affected software in a small number of lab environments and a limited number of employee endpoints.” reads the Cisco’s advisory. “we have identified and mitigated affected software in a small number of lab environments and a limited number of employee endpoints.”

Last week, Microsoft has confirmed that it was one of the companies breached in the recent SolarWinds supply chain attack, but the IT giant denied that the nation-state actors compromised its software supply-chain to infect its customers.

Unfortunately, the list of impacted organizations is long, SolarWinds revealed at least 18,000 of its customers may be impacted.

Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, VMware)

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