Improper limitation of path names in Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5U3, 9.5U4,10.x, and 11.x allows remote authenticated users access to internal API functions that allows attackers to upload and execute arbitrary code.
Published 2022-03-17 21:15:08
Updated 2024-05-09 18:37:55
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Directory traversalExecute code

CVE-2022-26500 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

This issue is known to have been leveraged as part of a ransomware campaign.
CISA vulnerability name:
Veeam Backup & Replication Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
The Veeam Distribution Service in the Backup & Replication application allows unauthenticated users to access internal API functions. A remote attacker can send input to the internal API which may lead to uploading and executing of malicious code.
Added on 2022-12-13 Action due date 2023-01-03

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-26500

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 91 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-26500

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen

CWE ids for CVE-2022-26500

  • The product uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the product does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory.
    Assigned by: (Primary)

References for CVE-2022-26500

Products affected by CVE-2022-26500

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