back to article Patch your VMware gear now – or yank it out, Uncle Sam tells federal agencies

Uncle Sam's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued two warnings in a single day to VMware users, as it believes the virtualization giant's products can be exploited by miscreants to gain control of systems. The agency rates this threat as sufficiently serious to demand US government agencies pull …

  1. DougMac

    Being in the company of many public clouds offering VMware products, I don't know of any of them that use vCF.

    Yes, VMware keeps pushing it on us, but there's nothing in there that we wouldn't want to take control of oursevles anyway.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The truth is out there and IT can't be handled and/or pwnd

    Actually, what you are really being told, is a remote action with network access to the UI has obtained administrative access without the need to authenticate.

    And malicious actors, who can all too easily now also be uncovered and identified as lurking amongst the leading drivers behind the many desperate defenders engaging in battle against that exploitable 0day vulnerability fest/RAT feast/markets bloodbath, will not have their sorrows to seek as they are guaranteed to be bombarded by all manner of virtual machinery into surrender and submission and/or worthy defeat and absolute annihilation. The choice is theirs to make.

    1. fidodogbreath

      Re: The truth is out there and IT can't be handled and/or pwnd


      1. Scott 26

        Re: The truth is out there and IT can't be handled and/or pwnd

        you have a silver badge, shirley you have read amanfromMars1 before.

  3. Uncle Ron

    All Will Be Well

    I guess Windows 11 will solve all these problems, yes?

  4. Jan K.

    Don't panic...

    "critical"... "emergency directive"... "high threat rating"... "upgrade now"...

    Well, waiting til May 23 will be fine too...

    What am I missing?

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