CISA tells federal agencies to patch actively exploited Chrome, Magento bugs


The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added nine new flaws to its collection of actively exploited vulnerabilities, including two recently patched zero-days impacting Google Chrome and Adobe Commerce/Magento Open Source.

The Chrome vulnerability (CVE-2022-0609) is a high severity use after free bug that can let attackers execute arbitrary code or escape the browser’s security sandbox on computers running unpatched Chrome versions addressed in Chrome 98.0.4758.102.

Adobe released an emergency update to fix a critical flaw (CVE-2022-24086) exploited in the wild “in very limited attacks” to gain remote code execution using exploits targeting Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source versions 2.4.3-p1/2.3.7-p2.

eCommerce security company Sansec warned that the Magento flaw is similar to the 2015 critical bug Magento Shoplift which enabled threat actors to take over vulnerable Magento sites.

CISA said that all Federal Civilian Executive Branch Agencies (FCEB) agencies must deploy patches for these two security vulnerabilities until March 1st, 2022.

The complete list of nine flaws added today to CISA’s Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog includes a mix of old and new bugs, ranging from 2013 to 2022, as shown in the table below.

CVE Number CVE Title Patch Deadline
CVE-2022-24086 Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source Improper Input Validation 03/01/22
CVE-2022-0609 Google Chrome Use-After-Free 03/01/22
CVE-2019-0752 Microsoft Internet Explorer Type Confusion 08/15/22
CVE-2018-8174 Microsoft Windows VBScript Engine Out-of-Bounds Write 08/15/22
CVE-2018-20250 WinRAR Absolute Path Traversal 08/15/22
CVE-2018-15982 Adobe Flash Player Use-After-Free 08/15/22
CVE-2017-9841 PHPUnit Command Injection 08/15/22
CVE-2014-1761 Microsoft Word Memory Corruption 08/15/22
CVE-2013-3906 Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption 08/15/22

Federal agencies are required to patch their systems against these actively exploited vulnerabilities, according to a binding operational directive (BOD 22-01) issued by CISA in November 2021.

“These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors of all types and pose significant risk to the federal enterprise,” the cybersecurity agency said.

“Although BOD 22-01 only applies to FCEB agencies, CISA strongly urges all organizations to reduce their exposure to cyberattacks by prioritizing timely remediation of Catalog vulnerabilities as part of their vulnerability management practice.”

Last week, the US cybersecurity agency also told agencies to update iPhones, Macs, and iPads until February 25th against an Apple WebKit remote code execution bug exploited in the wild.

One day earlier, FCEB agencies were also asked to patch 15 other actively exploited flaws, with the Windows SeriousSAM privileges escalation bug allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges tagged for patching by February 24th.