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VMware Patches Critical SQL-Injection Flaw in Aria Automation

VMware warns that authenticated malicious users could enter specially crafted SQL queries and perform unauthorized read/write operations in the database.

Broadcom-owned VMWare on Wednesday pushed out patches for a high-risk SQL-injection vulnerability in its Aria Automation product and warned that an authenticated malicious user could target the flaw to manipulate databases.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2024-22280, allows for unauthorized read and write operations in the database through specially crafted SQL queries, VMWare said in an advisory with a “high-severity” rating

The bug carries a CVSS severity score of 8.5/10.

Affected products include VMware Aria Automation version 8.x, and VMware Cloud Foundation versions 5.x and 4.x. 

From the VMware advisory:

“VMware Aria Automation does not apply correct input validation which allows for SQL-injection in the product.  An authenticated malicious user could enter specially crafted SQL queries and perform unauthorized read/write operations in the database.”

VMware said the bug was privately reported by researchers at Quebec’s Centre Gouvernemental de Cyberdéfense (CGCD).

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. He is a security community engagement expert who has built programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and GReAT. Ryan is a founding-director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world.


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