Kaseya patches platform vulnerability

Powered by SC Magazine
 

Customers receive automatic patch.

Kaseya has patched a hole in its managed service offering disclosed at the Kiwicon event over the weekend.

The company worked quickly to fix the hole and had a patch ready hours after being notified by SC about the then zero-day flaw.

Kiwicon 6 coverage

An automatic hotfix capability in the platform meant users who had the default updating service active would be protected.

"Each system checks for new hotfixes every 24 hours. So our partners don't have to do anything except enable it," President Mark Sutherland told SC.

In the demonstration, the security researcher created an administrator account on Kaseya by injecting malicious script into a registry key used by the Kaseya user agent. This was accepted by the Managed Service Provider due to a now patched vulnerability in which it failed to properly validate its database.

The researcher confirmed to Kaseya that the hole was patched.

Copyright © SC Magazine, Australia


Kaseya patches platform vulnerability
 
 
 
Top Stories
Coalition's NBN cost-benefit study finds in favour of MTM
FTTP costs too much, would take too long.
 
Who'd have picked a BlackBerry for the Internet of Things?
[Blog] BlackBerry has a more secure future in the physical world.
 
Will Nutanix be outflanked before reaching IPO?
VMware muscles in on storage startup in hyper-converged infrastructure.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
Which is the most prevalent cyber attack method your organisation faces?




   |   View results
Phishing and social engineering
  67%
 
Advanced persistent threats
  3%
 
Unpatched or unsupported software vulnerabilities
  12%
 
Denial of service attacks
  7%
 
Insider threats
  12%
TOTAL VOTES: 571

Vote