THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:
Is my EFT Arcus implementation susceptible to the Azure Stack vulnerabilities?
No. EFT Arcus does not use Azure Stack Hub integrated system.
A security company called CheckPoint purposefully attempts to exploit
popular software to identify vulnerabilities, and then notify the software developers
to patch it before customers' systems are attacked. They successfully
infiltrated the Azure Stack, then informed Microsoft of the vulnerability,
and Microsoft promptly patched the software before any customers were
The exploits are described at the links below:
| Azure Stack Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Azure Stack fails
to check the length of a buffer prior to copying memory to it. An attacker
who successfully exploited this vulnerability could allow an unprivileged
function run by the user to execute code in the context of NT AUTHORITY\system
thereby escaping the Sandbox. The security update addresses the vulnerability
by ensuring that Azure Stack sanitizes user inputs.
| Azure Stack Spoofing Vulnerability
A spoofing vulnerability exists when Azure Stack fails to validate certain
requests. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could
make requests to internal Azure Stack resources. An attacker could exploit
the vulnerability by sending a specially crafted request to the Azure
Stack user portal. The update addresses the vulnerability by changing
how Azure Stack handles certain requests.