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AWS Among 12 Cloud Services Affected by Flaws in Eltima SDK

December 8, 2021

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Researchers have found a number of high-security vulnerabilities in a library created by network virtualization firm Eltima, that leave about a dozen cloud services used by millions of users worldwide open to privilege-escalation attacks.

That includes Amazon WorkSpaces, Accops and NoMachine, among others: all apps that enable remote desktop access by using the Eltima software development kit (SDK) to enable the company’s “USB Over Ethernet” product. USB Over Ethernet enables sharing of multiple USB devices over Ethernet, so that users can connect to devices such as webcams on remote machines anywhere in the world as if the devices were physically plugged into their own computers.

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