A security bulletin published by Citrix on Tuesday informs customers that two new zero-day vulnerabilities affecting its NetScaler ADC and Gateway products have been exploited in attacks.
One of the flaws, tracked as CVE-2023-6548, is a medium-severity issue that allows a low-privileged authenticated attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code on the management interface.
The second vulnerability, CVE-2023-6549, is a high-severity issue that can be exploited for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
“Exploits of these CVEs on unmitigated appliances have been observed,” Citrix warned, urging customers to install the available patches as soon as possible.
Exploitation of CVE-2023-6548 requires access to the appliance’s management interface, and the DoS flaw can only be exploited against devices configured as a gateway or AAA virtual server.
“Cloud Software Group strongly recommends that network traffic to the appliance’s management interface is separated, either physically or logically, from normal network traffic. In addition, we recommend that you do not expose the management interface to the internet, as explained in the secure deployment guide. Removing such exposure to the internet greatly reduces the risk of exploitation of this issue,” Citrix urged customers.
There does not appear to be any information on the attacks. Based on the few details that are available, the vulnerabilities may be exploited in highly targeted attacks and possibly chained with other security holes.
Security researcher Kevin Beaumont also believes impact will be limited, at least based on the information that is currently available.