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Fortra warns of new critical GoAnywhere MFT auth bypass, patch now
2024-01-23 15:41

Fortra is warning of a new authentication bypass vulnerability impacting GoAnywhere MFT versions before 7.4.1 that allows an attacker to create a new admin user.

GoAnywhere MFT is used by organizations worldwide to secure transfer files with customers and business partners.

The flaw impacts Fortra GoAnywhere MFT 6.x from 6.0.1 and Fortra GoAnywhere MFT 7.4.0 and earlier and was fixed in GoAnywhere MFT 7.4.1, released on December 7, 2023.

Fortra has not clarified if the vulnerability is actively exploited or not.

In early 2023, it was revealed that the Clop ransomware gang had breached 130 companies and organizations by leveraging a critical remote code execution flaw in GoAnywhere MFT. The flaw is tracked as CVE-2023-0669 and had been exploited as a zero-day vulnerability since January 18, 2023.

Considering the above, organizations using Fortra GoAnywhere MFT should apply the available security updates and recommended mitigations as soon as possible and scrutinize their logs for suspicious activity.

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