Researchers Reveal Vulnerabilities in the Apache Remote Desktop Software

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Researchers Reveal Vulnerabilities in the Apache Remote Desktop Software

Researchers have recently discovered a gaping hole in the popular remote access system
Apache Guacamole – putting thousands of firms with remote employees at risk. This flaw allows attackers to control the software and the associated computers connecting to it. Luckily, there is a security patch available.
With the growing number of employees working remotely in the current scenario, remote
access systems allowing users to control computers in the office from their home systems are increasingly popular. And Apache Guacamole is one such free version that has gained immense popularity.
The Check Point researchers began evaluating this software as the company prepared to shift over 5,000 staff to remote working back in Feb 2020. They quickly realized the problems with the open-source gateway – on connecting to a compromised computer within the network; attackers can utilize that machine to take complete control of the gateway with potentially disastrous results.