Last updated at Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:48:32 GMT

On Monday, June 14, 2022, Citrix published an advisory on CVE-2022-27511, a critical improper access control vulnerability affecting their Application Delivery Management (ADM) product.

A remote, unauthenticated attacker can leverage CVE-2022-27511 to reset administrator credentials to the default value at the next reboot. This allows the attacker to use SSH and the default administrator credentials to access the affected management console. The vulnerability has been patched in Citrix ADM 13.1-21.53 and ADM 13.0-85.19 and should be applied as soon as possible. Versions of Citrix ADM before 13.0 and 13.1 are end of life, so Citrix will not make patches available for these versions. Users still on version 12.x are encouraged to upgrade to a supported version.

At the time of this writing, no exploitation has been observed, and no exploits have been made publicly available. However, given the nature of the vulnerability and the footprint of Citrix ADM, we anticipate that exploitation will happen as soon as an exploit is made available.

Mitigation guidance

Citrix ADM customers should upgrade their versions of both ADM server and agents as soon as possible. Citrix notes in their advisory that they strongly recommend that network traffic to the Citrix ADM’s IP address be segmented, either physically or logically, from standard network traffic.

Rapid7 customers

InsightVM and Nexpose customers can assess their exposure to CVE-2022-27511 with an authenticated vulnerability check available in the June 22, 2022 content release. Please note that this check does not support versions 13.1+ of Citrix ADM.


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