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AWS Elastic Container Register Public (ECR Public) vulnerability

Updated on 2022-12-13

A severe vulnerability in Amazon ECR Public Gallery could enable attackers to delete any container image or insert malicious code into the images of other accounts. Read more: Amazon ECR Public Gallery flaw could have wiped or poisoned any image

Overview: AWS ECR vulnerability

Cybersecurity firm Ligthspin has discovered a vulnerability in the AWS Elastic Container Register Public (ECR Public) that allows an attacker to delete, update, and create ECR Public images, layers, and tags in registries and repositories that belong to other AWS accounts. The Amazon ECR Public Gallery is a public portal that lists all public repositories hosted on the Amazon ECR Public service. Amazon has rolled out patches during the December Patch Tuesday. Read more:

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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