Feb 14 2022

Adobe fixes zero-day exploit in e-commerce code: update now!

Category: Remote codeDISC @ 11:33 pm

There’s a remote code execution hole in Adobe e-commerce products – and cybercrooks are already exploiting it.

Using the Adobe Commerce online selling platform?

Using Magento, the free, open-source variant of the same product?

Buying products from online stores that use either of these?

Using online services that themselves use services that (…repeat up the supply chain as needed…) ultimately depend upon Magento or Adobe’s paid version?

If so, make sure that the site where Magento or Adobe Commerce is actually running has downloaded and applied Adobe’s latest patches.

Note that these are so-called out-of-band updates, meaning that they’re new enough not to have made it into last week’s regular Patch Tuesday updates, but critical enough not to be left until next month’s Patch Tuesday comes round.

The reason for the urgency is obvious from Adobe’s own security report:

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source. These updates resolve a vulnerability rated critical. Successful exploitation could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Adobe is aware that CVE-2022-24086

 has been exploited in the wild in very limited attacks targeting Adobe Commerce merchants.

Upgrade now

Of course, the words “limited attacks targeting merchants” shown above don’t automatically imply that “minimal damage has been done”.

Anyone who remembers the recent Colonial Pipeline ransomware incident will know how extensive the knock-on effects of a single cyberattack can be.

Also, until we know what the attackers did when they exploited this hole, we can’t tell how much data they made off with, how many users might be affected, or what follow-up crimes – such as identity theft, password recovery and account takeover – the crooks might be able to try next.

According to Adobe, it seems that any Adobe Commerce or Magento installation running a version later than 2.3.3 that hasn’t received the latest patches is vulnerable.

The patches provided are listed as tested for all of these versions: 2.3.3-p1 to 2.3.7-p2, and 2.4.0 to 2.4.3-p1.

Quite what version number will show up after patching we can’t tell you; the patch files themselves are identified as 2.4.3-p1_v1, so our assumption is that’s the version string you’ll see.

Tags: Adobe e-commerce, Remote Code Execution