Bug in Western Digital App Provides Elevated Privileges in macOS and Windows

Western Digital Vulnerability

People widely use western Digital’s content management solution Edge Rover for storing their sensitive data. A new vulnerability tagged CVE-2022-22998 allows unauthorized access to the user’s restricted files and directories.

Hackers and threat actors can exploit such vulnerabilities to access the users’ private data. Data Privacy concerns for businesses can play a critical role in choosing data management software.

To help customers protect their sensitive data, Western Digital has released a new update for the Edge Rover desktop application. The file and directory permissions in the latest app update prevent any unauthorized modifications.

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