Newly Discovered “By-Design” Flaw in Microsoft Azure Could Expose Storage Accounts to Hackers


A “by-design flaw” uncovered in Microsoft Azure could be exploited by attackers to gain access to storage accounts, move laterally in the environment, and even execute remote code.

“It is possible to abuse and leverage Microsoft Storage Accounts by manipulating Azure Functions to steal access-tokens of higher privilege identities, move laterally, potentially access critical business assets, and execute remote code (RCE),” Orca said in a new report shared with The Hacker News.

The exploitation path that underpins this attack is a mechanism called Shared Key authorization, which is enabled by default on storage accounts.

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