As businesses are increasingly migrating to the cloud, securing the infrastructure has never been more important.
Now according to the latest research, two security flaws in Microsoft’s Azure App Services could have enabled a bad actor to carry out server-side request forgery (SSRF) attacks or execute arbitrary code and take over the administration server.
“This enables an attacker to quietly take over the App Service’s git server, or implant malicious phishing pages accessible through Azure Portal to target system administrators,” cybersecurity firm Intezer said in a report published today and shared with The Hacker News.
Discovered by Paul Litvak of Intezer Labs, the flaws were reported to Microsoft in June, after which the company subsequently addressed them.
Azure App Service is a cloud computing-based platform that’s used as a hosting web service for building web apps and mobile backends.
When an App Service is created via Azure, a new Docker environment is created with two container nodes — a manager node and the application node — along with registering two domains that point to the app’s HTTP web server and the app service’s administration page, which in turn…