CVE-2021-42237

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CVE-2021-42237 is a software vulnerability discovered in Sitecore XP, a popular content management system. This flaw was one of several exploited by the cybercriminal group known as Gold Melody between July 2020 and July 2022. The group targeted internet-exposed servers, using these vulnerabilities as initial access points for their attacks. Secureworks, a cybersecurity company, linked Gold Melody to five intrusions during this two-year period. The attackers leveraged a variety of software flaws, including those impacting Oracle E-Business Suite (CVE-2016-0545), Apache Struts (CVE-2017-5638), Sitecore XP (CVE-2021-42237), and Flexera FlexNet (CVE-2021-4104) among others. These attacks involved exploiting known vulnerabilities to gain initial access to systems and networks. The attacks orchestrated by Gold Melody demonstrated a broad knowledge of different software vulnerabilities and a strategic approach to exploiting them. In addition to CVE-2021-42237, the gang also exploited other known vulnerabilities in Oracle E-Business and WebLogic, Apache Struts, Log4j, JBoss MQ Java Message Service, and Citrix ShareFile. Secureworks' engagements with the threat actors revealed the tools and tactics used across these attacks, highlighting the need for robust security measures and regular patching to address such vulnerabilities.
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CVE-2021-4104Unspecified
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CVE-2021-4104 is a software vulnerability identified in Flexera's FlexNet. This flaw in the software design or implementation can be exploited by attackers to gain unauthorized access to systems running the affected software. The vulnerability was one of several security flaws used by Gold Melody, a
CVE-2016-0545Unspecified
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CVE-2016-0545 is a software vulnerability that affects the Oracle E-Business Suite. It is a flaw in the software's design or implementation that potentially allows unauthorized access or manipulation of data. This vulnerability was one of several exploited by the group known as Gold Melody between J
CVE-2020-14882Unspecified
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CVE-2020-14750Unspecified
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CVE-2017-5638Unspecified
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CVE-2017-5638 is a significant vulnerability found in Apache Struts, a widely used open-source framework for developing Java web applications. This flaw in software design or implementation allowed attackers to remotely execute commands on the server running the vulnerable application, leading to po
CVE-2017-7504Unspecified
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CVE-2017-7504 is a significant software vulnerability identified in the JBoss MQ Java Message Service (JMS). This flaw, rooted in software design and implementation, allows for deserialization attacks when exploited on an internet-exposed server. The vulnerability has been abused by malicious actors
CVE-2021-22941Unspecified
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CVE-2021-22941 is a significant software vulnerability identified in Citrix ShareFile, which allows for remote code execution (RCE). This flaw was exploited by the threat actor group known as GOLD MELODY, also referred to as PROPHET SPIDER. The group has been linked to various attacks exploiting sec
Log4ShellUnspecified
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Log4Shell is a critical software vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228, CVE-2021-45046, and CVE-2021-45105) in the logging feature of the Java programming language, known as Log4j. This flaw was publicly disclosed on December 9, 2021, impacting millions of devices and applications globally, including those
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CISA
a year ago
Top CVEs Actively Exploited By People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors | CISA
CISA
a year ago
Top CVEs Actively Exploited By People’s Republic of China State-Sponsored Cyber Actors | CISA
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Cyber Group 'Gold Melody' Selling Compromised Access to Ransomware Attackers
CERT-EU
9 months ago
GOLD MELODY: Profile of an Initial Access Broker
DARKReading
9 months ago
'Gold Melody' Access Broker Plays on Unpatched Servers' Strings
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Gold Melody IAB exploits flaws in Oracle, Apache, Sitecore software to hack into corporate networks
CERT-EU
9 months ago
Gold Melody Attacking Organizations With Burp Extension, Mimikatz, and Other Tools