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VMware fixed a critical flaw in vRealize that allows executing arbitrary code as root

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VMware fixed two severe flaws, tracked as CVE-2023-20864 and CVE-2023-20865, impacting the VMware Aria Operations for Logs product.

The virtualization giant VMware released security updates to address two critical vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2023-20864 and CVE-2023-20865, impacting the VMware Aria Operations for Logs product (formerly vRealize Log Insight).

The vulnerability CVE-2023-20864 (CVSSv3 base score of 9.8) is a deserialization issue that can be exploited by an unauthenticated attacker with network access to VMware Aria Operations for Logs to execute arbitrary code as root.

The second vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2023-20865 (CVSSv3 base score of 7.2), is a command injection issue that can be exploited by an attacker with administrative privileges in Aria Operations for Logs to execute arbitrary commands as root. The flaw was reported to the company by Y4er & MoonBack of 埃文科技.

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