This week, four vulnerabilities were found in Veeam’s Backup Enterprise Manger – with one being critical. The vulnerabilities are as follows:  

  • CVE-2024-29849 (CVSS 9.8): Unauthenticated access to Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager.  
  • CVE-2024-29850 (CVSS 8.8): Account takeover via NTLM relay. 
  • CVE-2024-29851 (CVSS 7.2): Stealing NTLM hash of the service account.  
  • CVE-2024-29852 (CVSS 2.7): Reading backup session logs by high-privileged users.  
  • CVE-2024-29853 (CVSS 7.8): Local Privilege Escalation in Veeam Agent for Windows.  

Veeam has released an update (version to address multiple vulnerabilities in Veeam Backup & Replication software. The update also includes improvements across various areas such as platform support, malware detection, enterprise applications, and object storage. Users are strongly urged to upgrade to Veeam Backup & Replication version



avertium's recommendationS

  • Users unable to immediately update to version can disable specific services as a workaround: 
    • Stop and disable ‘VeeamEnterpriseManagerSvc’ (Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager) 
    • Stop and disable ‘VeeamRESTSvc’ (Veeam RESTful API Service) 
    • Do not stop the ‘Veeam Backup Server RESTful API Service’ 
  • If Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is installed on a dedicated server, it can be upgraded independently to the latest version. Uninstallation of Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is also an option if it's not in use.  
  • Please see Veeam’s advisory for further guidance.  




At this time, there are no known IoCs associated with the above vulnerabilities. Avertium remains vigilant in locating IoCs for our customers. Should any be located, Avertium will disclose them as soon as possible. For more information on how Avertium can help protect your organization, please reach out to your Avertium Service Delivery Manager or Account Executive.   



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KB4581: Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager Vulnerabilities (CVE-2024-29849, CVE-2024-29850, CVE-2024-29851, CVE-2024-29852) 

Veeam Enterprise Backup Manager Flaw Allows Unauthorized Access (cybersecuritynews.com) 


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