Publicly accessible Azure VM contains critical vulnerabilities which have exploits available with greater than 30 days exposure time


Unpatched vulnerabilities can increase the likelihood of exposing system weaknesses creating an entry point for attackers to gain unauthorized access to the host. This can lead to data breaches, unauthorized modifications, or control of the underlining system.


  1. Review any associated vulnerability references or advisories.
  2. Apply the appropriate patch based on remediation guidance. If no patch is available, apply compensating controls such as disabling or removal of the vulnerable component.
  3. Assess whether this instance needs to be accessible from the internet. If not, restrict access to the instance.