Say Goodbye to OS Command Injection: CISA & FBI’s New Alert on Outsmarting Cyber Threats!

Beware, tech honchos! CISA and FBI’s latest “Secure by Design Alert” is your wake-up call. Ditch those pesky OS command injection flaws or risk your network edge devices becoming hacker playgrounds. Time to join the security-savvy elite—patch up or pack up! #OSCommandInjectionVulnerabilities

Hot Take:

Step right up, folks, to the never-ending cybersecurity carnival! Today’s main attraction? The “Oops, We Did It Again” OS Command Injection Vulnerability Show, starring our very own CISA and FBI. They’ve got their megaphones out, urging the tech world’s top brass to stop playing whack-a-mole with network security and start baking in some Secure by Design goodness. Will the CEOs take center stage and act, or will they just keep selling tickets to the same old exploit circus? Stay tuned!

Key Points:

  • CISA and FBI release a cybersecurity PSA: “Watch out for those pesky OS command injection vulnerabilities!”
  • Recent villainous campaigns have been frolicking through network edge devices thanks to these flaws (CVE-2024-20399, CVE-2024-3400, CVE-2024-21887).
  • The age-old wisdom of keeping user input away from command innards is apparently still news to some.
  • Our cybersecurity dynamic duo urges industry head honchos to reflect on past mistakes and cook up a future without these code calamities.
  • Want to be a Secure by Design superstar? Join 150+ other companies and make the pledge – pinky promises and all.
Title: PAN-OS: OS Command Injection Vulnerability in GlobalProtect Gateway
Cve id: CVE-2024-3400
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: palo_alto
Cve date updated: 04/12/2024
Cve description: A command injection vulnerability in the GlobalProtect feature of Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS software for specific PAN-OS versions and distinct feature configurations may enable an unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with root privileges on the firewall. Fixes for PAN-OS 10.2, PAN-OS 11.0, and PAN-OS 11.1 are in development and are expected to be released by April 14, 2024. Cloud NGFW, Panorama appliances, and Prisma Access are not impacted by this vulnerability. All other versions of PAN-OS are also not impacted.

Cve id: CVE-2024-20399
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: cisco
Cve date updated: 07/01/2024
Cve description: A vulnerability in the CLI of Cisco NX-OS Software could allow an authenticated, local attacker to execute arbitrary commands as root on the underlying operating system of an affected device. This vulnerability is due to insufficient validation of arguments that are passed to specific configuration CLI commands. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by including crafted input as the argument of an affected configuration CLI command. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system with the privileges of root. Note: To successfully exploit this vulnerability on a Cisco NX-OS device, an attacker must have Administrator credentials.

Cve id: CVE-2024-21887
Cve state: PUBLISHED
Cve assigner short name: hackerone
Cve date updated: 01/12/2024
Cve description: A command injection vulnerability in web components of Ivanti Connect Secure (9.x, 22.x) and Ivanti Policy Secure (9.x, 22.x) allows an authenticated administrator to send specially crafted requests and execute arbitrary commands on the appliance.

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When "Remote Access" Isn't a Feature

Imagine being able to perform a magic trick where you can control devices from afar without breaking a sweat. Now imagine that's not a trick, but a reality for hackers thanks to OS command injection vulnerabilities. These security slip-ups are like leaving your car keys in the ignition, with a neon sign that says "Free Car!" – except it's your network edge devices, and the sign is flashing CVE-2024-20399, CVE-2024-3400, CVE-2024-21887.

Sepa-what Now?

Separation anxiety isn't just for toddlers and pets; it seems some developers experience it too when they have to keep user input and command contents at arm's length. Despite being an old-school rule in the cybersecurity playbook, some techies still haven't learned to play nice and separate. It's like mixing your colored laundry with whites – something's bound to come out looking not quite right.

A Call to Arms (and Brains)

Our friends at CISA and FBI are less cloak-and-dagger and more bullhorn-and-letter as they shout from the digital rooftops, pleading with technology's bigwigs to do a little soul-searching. They're not asking for a Shakespearean soliloquy – just a solid plan to squash these bugs for good. It's a bit like asking your kids to clean their room for the umpteenth time, hoping that eventually, they'll get it right without being told.

Join the Cool Kids Club

If you're feeling a bit of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), never fear – you too can join the Secure by Design VIP club. Just follow the breadcrumbs left by CISA and FBI to their webpage, and you can sign up to be one of the cool kids (or, well, companies) that pledged to not let their devices be the weak link. It's like signing a yearbook promising to stay friends forever – only this time, you're really hoping no one ends up as the backstabbing frenemy (aka the exploited device).

Will They, Won't They?

The ball is now in the court of the CEOs and tech leaders to turn this PSA into action. Will they take the lead and make a change, or will it be another episode of "Thanks for the Memo, but We're Good"? Only time will tell if the cybersecurity landscape will start looking more like a fortress and less like a carnival game booth. So grab your popcorn and keep your eyes peeled – this cybersecurity saga is far from over.

Tags: CVE-2024-20399, CVE-2024-21887, CVE-2024-3400, network edge devices, OS Command Injection, secure-by-design, vulnerability prevention