Zoho Plugs another Vital Security Hole in Desktop Central

Zoho (an Indian business software provider) has discoursed a new crucial severity exposure. That impacts the business’s Desktop Central and Desktop Central MSP unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions.

ManageEngine Desktop Central is a terminal management platform. That lets admins locate reinforcement and software over the network and resolve them remotely.

Zoho has fixed the security defect tracked as CVE-2021-44757 yesterday and is now delivering ease with the belatedly released Desktop Central and Desktop Central MSP versions (build: 10.1.2137.9).

“An authentication bypass exposure that can let a remote user perform unauthorized activities in the server,” Zoho’s ManageEngine Team illustrated in a notification published yesterday. “If manipulated, this exposure may allow an attacker to read disputed data. Or report an arbitrary zip file on the server.”

The company also urged clients to pursue its security hardening policies for Desktop Central and Desktop Central MSP. Shodan’s search indicated more than 2,800 ManageEngine Desktop Central examples exposed to attacks over the Internet if not fixed.

And let us tell you that this is not the first time Zoho ManageEngine servers have been oriented in attacks recently. Desktop Central instances, in particular, have been cracking before. And passed to compromised networks, traded on hacking forums since at least July 2020.

Following these series of attacks, CISA and the FBI issued warnings of state-backed hacking groups. Manipulating ManageEngine exposures to drop web shells on essential infrastructure orgs’ networks. From healthcare, financial services, electronics, and IT consulting industries.

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