CISA emergency directive: Mitigate Ivanti zero-days immediately

CISA issued this year’s first emergency directive ordering Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies to immediately mitigate two Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure zero-day flaws in response to widespread and active exploitation by multiple threat actors.

As instructed by emergency directive ED 24-01, federal agencies now must promptly implement Ivanti’s publicly disclosed mitigation measures to block attack attempts.

Bring a compromised product back into service, reset the device with the affected Ivanti solution software to factory default settings and remove the attack vector by applying Ivanti’s mitigations.

One week after the issuance of this Directive, report to CISA a complete inventory of all instances of Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure products on agency networks, including details on actions taken and results.

Threat intelligence company Volexity says that one of the attackers has already backdoored over 2,100 Ivanti appliances using a GIFTEDVISITOR webshell variant.

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