Splunk / Product Security / SVD-2022-0605

Universal Forwarder management services allow remote login by default

Advisory ID: SVD-2022-0605

Published: 2022-06-14

CVSSv3.1 Score: NA

CSAF: 2022-06-14-svd-2022-0605

CVE ID: CVE-2022-32155

Last Update: 2022-06-14

CVSSv3.1 Vector: NA

Bug ID: SPL-140396

Description

In universal forwarder versions before 9.0, management services are available remotely by default. When not required, it introduces a potential exposure, but it is not a vulnerability. If exposed, we recommend each customer assess the potential severity specific to your environment.

In 9.0, the universal forwarder now binds the management port to localhost preventing remote logins by default. If management services are not required in versions before 9.0, set disableDefaultPort = true in server.conf OR allowRemoteLogin = never in server.conf OR mgmtHostPort = localhost in web.conf. See Configure universal forwarder management security for more information on disabling the remote management services.

The potential exposure does not affect Splunk Enterprise instances. At the time of publishing, we have no evidence of exploitation of this vulnerability by external parties.

 

Solution

Upgrade Universal Forwarder versions to 9.0 OR set disableDefaultPort = true in server.conf OR allowRemoteLogin = never in server.conf OR mgmtHostPort = localhost in web.conf.

 

Product Status

Product Affected Versions
Splunk Enterprise Versions before 9.0
Splunk Cloud Platform Versions before 8.2.2106

 

Acknowledgments

Chris Green at Splunk