The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) added 15 new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog on Jan. 10.

CISA added the following vulnerabilities to the catalog:

  • VMware vCenter Server Improper Access Control Vulnerability
  • Hikvision Improper Input Validation Vulnerability
  • FatPipe WARP, IPVPN, and MPVPN Privilege Escalation vulnerability
  • Google Chrome before 81.0.4044.92 Use-After-Free Vulnerability
  • Microsoft Win32K Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • Microsoft WinVerify Trust Function Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Oracle WebLogic Server, Injection Vulnerability
  • Synacor Zimbra Collaboration Suite Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference Vulnerability
  • Fortinet FortiOS and FortiProxy Improper Authorization Vulnerability
  • Fortinet FortiOS and FortiProxy Improper Authorization Vulnerability
  • Palo Alto Networks PAN-OS Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Exim Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) Improper Input Validation Vulnerability
  • IBM WebSphere Application Server and Server Hy Server Hypervisor Edition Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Primetek Primefaces Application Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • Elastic Kibana Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

“These types of vulnerabilities are a frequent attack vector for malicious cyber actors of all types and pose [a] significant risk to the Federal enterprise,” CISA noted in a statement.

Under the binding operational directive, titled ‘Reducing the Significant Risk of Known Exploited Vulnerabilities,’ which established the catalog, Federal civilian executive branch agencies are required to remediate identified vulnerabilities by the given due date to protect Federal networks against active threats. In this case, due dates to address these vulnerabilities are Jan. 24 and July 10, depending on the severity.

However, CISA strongly urges all agencies to remediate identified vulnerabilities to reduce their exposure to cyberattacks.

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Lisbeth Perez is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.