Critical MOVEit Transfer Vulnerability Updates


Jaedri Wood

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Cyber Alert

  • Cybersecurity

Progress Software discovered a critical SQL injection vulnerability (CVE-2023-34362) on May 31st in the MOVEit Transfer software which allowed unauthorized access to the Transfer environment and escalated privileges. As of June 5th, updates and patches for this incident have been provided. All versions of MOVEit Transfer are affected by this vulnerability, so immediate remediation steps should be taken.

Progress Software provides the following remediation steps to help protect against this vulnerability:

  1. Disable all HTTP and HTTPs traffic to your MOVEit Transfer environment.
  2. Administrators should review, delete, and/or reset any unauthorized files, accounts, and credentials.
  3. Review and download the appropriate patch(es) directly from Progress Software’s website.
  4. Verify that unauthorized files and accounts have been successfully deleted.
  5. Enable all HTTP and HTTPs traffic to your MOVEit Transfer environment.
  6. Continue to monitor network, endpoints, and logs for IoCs (Indicators of Compromise).

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