How to fix The New OMI Vulnerabilities Target Linux VMs on Azure Environment?

What is OMI?

Who is Vulnerable to the new OMI Vulnerabilities?

  • Azure Automation
  • Azure Automatic Update
  • Azure Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  • Azure Log Analytics
  • Azure Configuration Management
  • Azure Diagnostics
  • Azure Container Insights (Added September 16, 07:00AM EST)

Summary of OMIGOD Vulnerabilities:

How to Fix The New OMI Vulnerabilities?

  1. Microsoft has released a fix for these new OMI vulnerabilities as part of its Patch Tuesday updates.
  2. Install the MSRepo on your Linux VM. Please visit this page to learn how to install MSRepo.
  3. Upgrade or install the latest OMI (version equivalent or greater than 1.6.8.1). Use these commands to upgrade or install the OMI on Debian and RedHat-based distributions.
  1. Run this on Debian distro: $ sudo apt remove omi
  2. Run this on RedHat based distro: $ sudo yum remove omi
  1. Run this command to see the ports opened on your Linux: $ sudo netstat -antp | grep <post number>

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