Vendors and agencies are actively bypassing the security patch that Adobe released in February 2022 to address CVE-2022-24086, a critical mail template vulnerability in Adobe Commerce and Magento stores, ecommerce security firm Sansec warns.
The CVE-2022-24086 bug (CVSS score of 9.8) is described as an improper input validation bug in the checkout process. It could be exploited to achieve arbitrary code execution, with in-the-wild exploitation observed roughly one week after patches were made available for it.
The initial fixes were found to be easily bypassed, and Adobe issued a second round of patches and a new CVE identifier (CVE-2022-24087) for the bug only days later. A proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit targeting the flaw was released around the same time.
To address the vulnerability, Adobe removed ‘smart’ mail templates and replaced the old mail template variable resolver with a new one, to prevent potential injection attacks.
However, the move caught many vendors off guard, and some of them “had to revert to the original functionality.” In doing so, they unknowingly exposed themselves to the critical vulnerability, despite having applied the latest security patch, Sansec explained.