OMIGOD: Azure users running Linux VMs need to update now

Users of Azure who are running Linux virtual machines may not be aware they are have a severely vulnerable piece of management software installed on their machine by Microsoft, that can be remotely exploited in an incredibly surprising and equally stupid way. As detailed by Wiz.io, which found four vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Open Management Infrastructure project, an attacker would be able to gain root access on a remote machine if they sent a single packet with the authentication header removed.

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