CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) has incorporated two recently identified vulnerabilities into its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog. The vulnerabilities are specified as CVE-2023-49897 (FXC AE1021, AE1021PE OS Command Injection Vulnerability) and CVE-2023-47565 (QNAP VioStor NVR OS Command Injection Vulnerability). The inclusion in the catalog is based on evidence of active exploitation, marking them as potential threats in the current cyber landscape.
Vulnerabilities of this nature, involving OS Command Injections, are often exploited by malicious cyber actors and present substantial risks to federal enterprises. CISA underscores the importance of addressing these vulnerabilities promptly to enhance the security posture of government systems. These vulnerabilities join the Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, a dynamic list of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) that carry significant risks.
This catalog is established and maintained under Binding Operational Directive (BOD) 22-01, which mandates Federal Civilian Executive Branch (FCEB) agencies to remediate identified vulnerabilities within specified timeframes to protect against active threats. While BOD 22-01 is specifically directed at FCEB agencies, CISA strongly advocates that all organizations prioritize the timely remediation of vulnerabilities listed in the catalog as part of their broader vulnerability management practices.
This proactive approach is crucial for reducing the overall exposure to potential cyberattacks. CISA emphasizes its commitment to continually updating the catalog with vulnerabilities meeting the specified criteria, reflecting a dynamic response to the evolving threat landscape. The agency’s efforts align with a broader strategy to enhance cybersecurity across government and non-governmental entities alike, fostering a collective defense against cyber threats.