Atlassian Confluence Vulnerability CVE-2022-26134 Abused For Cryptocurrency Mining, Other Malware

Trend Micro researchers observed the active exploitation of CVE-2022-26134, an unauthenticated remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability with a critical rating of 9.8 in the collaboration tool Atlassian Confluence. The gap is being abused for malicious cryptocurrency mining. Confluence has already released a security advisory detailing the fixes necessary for all affected products, namely all versions of Confluence Server and Confluence Data Center.

If left unremedied and successfully exploited, this vulnerability could be used for multiple and more malicious attacks, such as a complete domain takeover of the infrastructure and the deployment information stealers, remote access trojans (RATs), and ransomware. Users and organizations are advised to upgrade to the fixed versions, apply the available patches, or to apply temporary fixes as soon as possible to mitigate the risks of abuse.

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Source: Trend Micro