Universal Forwarder management services allow remote login by default
Advisory ID: SVD-2022-0605
CVE ID: CVE-2022-32155
Last Update: 2022-06-14
CVSSv3.1 Score: -, Info
CVSSv3.1 Vector: -
Bug ID: SPL-140396
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.
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||Version||Component||Affected Version||Fix Version|
|Universal Forwarder||9.0||-||Versions before 9.0||9.0.0|
Chris Green at Splunk