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How to fix CVE-2024-0692 in SolarWinds Security Event Manager

SolarWinds is battling yet another vulnerability, this time CVE-2024-0692 in its Security Event Manager. Here's everything you need to know.

Orani Amroussi | March 4, 2024

CVE-2024-0692 is not just another entry in the catalog of potential security risks; it represents a pressing concern for organizations and individuals relying on SolarWinds for their security infrastructure.  

With the potential for unauthorized remote code execution, CVE-2024-0692 could allow attackers to compromise the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of affected systems—posing a severe threat to the security posture of any entity. 

Here’s what you need to know: 




Remote code execution


CVSS: 8.8 | EPSS: 18.9%

Wild Exploit:



SolarWinds Security Event Manager


MITRE advisory

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Remediation action

Update to latest version of Security Event Manager


What is CVE-2024-0692? 

CVE-2024-0692 represents a significant vulnerability discovered in the SolarWinds Security Event Manager, a widely used security information and event management (SIEM) solution.

At its core, CVE-2024-0692 is categorized as an unauthenticated Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw. This means that it could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system without needing to authenticate.

In practical terms, this vulnerability could enable attackers to gain unauthorized access or control over the systems running vulnerable versions of the SolarWinds Security Event Manager. 

This vulnerability has been assigned a CVSS score of 8.8.



Does CVE-2024-0692 affect me? 

For many readers, the pressing question following the identification of a new vulnerability is whether it affects their own systems or infrastructure. Given the significant role of SolarWinds Security Event Manager in many organizations’ security setups, understanding if your system is at risk is crucial.  

In this case, CVE-2024-0692 affects version 2023.4 of Security Event Manager and previous versions. 


Has CVE-2024-0692 been actively exploited in the wild? 

At time of writing neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. However, affected users are urged to take action to prevent possible exploitation of this vulnerability in the future.  


How to fix CVE-2024-0692

In its advisory, SolarWinds advises users to update to the latest version of Security Event Manager.

Next steps 

Each new vulnerability is a reminder of where we stand and what we need to do better. Check out the following resources to help you maintain cyber hygiene and stay ahead of the threat actors: 

  1. 2023 Vulnerability watch reports 
  2. The MITRE ATT&CK framework: Getting started
  3. The true impact of exploitable vulnerabilities for 2024
  4. Multi-cloud security challenges – a best practice guide
  5. How to properly tackle zero-day threats

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