“Secret” Agent Exposes Azure Customers To RCE

This week, again Azure makes the news with cloud security issues. Following the linked article, Microsoft secretly installed a “management agent” on customer VMs. As if the act itself was not severe enough, the agent is reachable from the network.

Source: “Secret” Agent Exposes Azure Customers To Unauthorized Code Execution | Wiz Blog

And, if this does not seem bad enough, the said agent will an attacker root access when the authentication header is missing:

When working with the cloud, do your threat modelling before choosing a vendor.