45,000 Jenkins Servers at Risk: Patch Now to Fend Off CVE-2023-23897 Exploits!

In the digital DIY world of Jenkins, 45,000 instances have left their digital doors wide open to a cyber sneak-in via CVE-2023-23897. It’s like leaving your keys in the door, folks—only hackers don’t need to make a copy. Patch up or risk the cyber-crashers!

Hot Take:

Well, well, well, if it isn’t our old pal Jenkins, sitting in the cyber equivalent of a dunk tank with 45,000 targets on its back. Someone clearly thought it’d be hilarious to give hackers a “read-along” feature with the file system, and now the race is on to patch things up before cyber-villains start doing the hacker equivalent of “Simon Says” with your servers. Grab your digital duct tape, folks—it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Key Points:

  • Roughly 45,000 Jenkins servers are playing peekaboo with their vulnerabilities online, thanks to a critical RCE flaw, CVE-2023-23897.
  • The glitch turned a handy CLI feature into an “open sesame” command for nefarious file-peeking.
  • Attackers can potentially go full ninja on your sensitive data, and yes, that includes your digital “Remember me” cookies and CSRF shields.
  • Shadowserver’s stats are screaming “danger ahead” in digital Morse code, with China and the US leading the vulnerable pack.
  • Jenkins has patched things up, but for those who move at the speed of snail mail, there are some stopgap measures to keep the cyber-barbarians at the gates.
Cve id: CVE-2023-23897
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: Patchstack
Cve date updated: 07/10/2023
Cve description: Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) vulnerability in Ozette Plugins Simple Mobile URL Redirect plugin <= 1.7.2 versions.

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Unintended Invitation for Cybercrashers

Picture Jenkins, the trusty automation butler for developers worldwide, accidentally leaving its backdoor wide open with a welcome mat that reads "Hackers Welcome." This courtesy call is brought to you by CVE-2023-23897, an arbitrary file read flaw that's as friendly to hackers as a dog that can't stop wagging its tail.

Unwanted Feature Turned Achilles' Heel

Apparently, Jenkins thought it would be super handy to have a feature that swaps out an "@" for the juicy contents of any file. I mean, who wouldn't want to automate typing out file contents? Except, of course, when that automation turns into an all-you-can-read buffet for attackers, then it's not such a stellar idea.

A Cybersecurity "Whoopsie Daisy"

What happens when you combine stored secrets, item deletions, and Java heap dump downloads with a security flaw? You get a cybersecurity "Whoopsie Daisy" of epic proportions. Hackers could turn Jenkins servers into their personal playgrounds, and nobody's laughing except maybe the hackers.

Global Game of Hide and Seek

The Shadowserver report is like the referee in a global game of hide and seek, except the hiders are Jenkins servers and the seekers are hackers with an appetite for destruction. With China and the US playing the lead hiders, it's a numbers game that could result in some serious cyber-boo-boos.

Patching Party or Mitigation Mingle?

If you're one of the cool kids who've already patched up, congrats on dodging the digital bullet! For the procrastinators, Jenkins has thrown a mitigation mingle—kind of like a sober party where you patch up your vulnerabilities and hope for the best. Check out their security bulletin for the latest in vulnerability fashion.

Tags: Automation Server CI/CD, CVE-2023-23897, Global Exposed Instances, Jenkins RCE Flaw, Proof-of-Concept Exploits, Security Patch Updates, Vulnerable Jenkins Servers