Citrix is alerting users of a critical security flaw in NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Gateway that it said is being actively exploited in the wild.
- NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway 13.1 before 13.1-49.13
- NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway 13.0 before 13.0-91.13
- NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway version 12.1 (currently end-of-life)
- NetScaler ADC 13.1-FIPS before 13.1-37.159
- NetScaler ADC 12.1-FIPS before 12.1-55.297, and
- NetScaler ADC 12.1-NDcPP before 12.1-55.297
The company did not give further details on the flaw tied to CVE-2023-3519 other than to say that exploits for the flaw have been observed on “unmitigated appliances.” However, successful exploitation requires the device to be configured as a Gateway (VPN virtual server, ICA Proxy, CVPN, RDP Proxy) or authorization and accounting (AAA) virtual server.
Also addressed alongside CVE-2023-3519 are two other bugs –
- CVE-2023-3466 (CVSS score: 8.3) – An improper input validation vulnerability resulting in a reflected cross-site scripting (XSS) attack
- CVE-2023-3467 (CVSS score: 8.0) – An improper privilege management vulnerability resulting in privilege escalation to the root administrator (nsroot)
Wouter Rijkbost and Jorren Geurts of Resillion have been credited with reporting CVE-2023-3467. Patches have been made available to address the three flaws in the below versions –
- NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway 13.1-49.13 and later releases
- NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway 13.0-91.13 and later releases of 13.0
- NetScaler ADC 13.1-FIPS 13.1-37.159 and later releases of 13.1-FIPS
- NetScaler ADC 12.1-FIPS 12.1-55.297 and later releases of 12.1-FIPS, and
- NetScaler ADC 12.1-NDcPP 12.1-55.297 and later releases of 12.1-NDcPP
Customers of NetScaler ADC and NetScaler Gateway version 12.1 are recommended to upgrade their appliances to a supported version to mitigate potential threats.
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