Attackers are disabling a configuration protection after gaining admin access and are uploading malicious code. Use of the AllowSymlinks option in configuration settings can enable the upload of an image that contains malicious code. Although this option is disabled by default, an attacker with access to store configuration settings can enable it and remotely execute code.
As always, install the patch in a development environment and test before applying it to your live site.
If you need any assistance with security patch updates, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your Account Manager at eBoundHost.
For your convenience, we have quoted some of the announcement from Magento’s Forum below. Read the rest on the Magento site.
Today, Magento is releasing new updates to increase product security and functionality. The releases contain over 15 security enhancements and Magento 2.x updates that also address image resizing and MasterCard BIN number expansion. We strongly recommend that all merchants upgrade to these versions as soon as is reasonably possible.
These releases include:
More information is available at MasterCard BIN Range Update.
Download and install the Enterprise Edition updates by logging into My Account and navigating to the version you want to download. Community Edition software is available in the Release Archive of the Community Edition download page.
Please refer to SECURITY BEST PRACTICES for additional information on how to secure your site.
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