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VMware vRealize Operations Manager API Arbitrary File Write (CVE-2021-21983)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2022-0230
Date Published: 7 Jun 2022
Severity: Medium
Last Updated: Tuesday 07 June, 2022
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2021-21983
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? VMware vRealize Operations Manager API prior to 8.4
Vulnerability Description An arbitrary file write vulnerability exists in VMware vRealize Operations Manager API. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in code execution on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R81 / R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the VMware vRealize Operations Manager API Arbitrary File Write (CVE-2021-21983) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Server Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  VMware vRealize Operations Manager API Arbitrary File Write (CVE-2021-21983)

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