This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system
The vulnerability exists due to hidden functionality (backdoor) is present in software. A remote attacker can use this functionality to gain full access to the application and compromise the affected system.
Note: this backdoor was implented as a result of ASUS servers compromise within the APT attack dubbed “Operation ShadowHammer”. The campaign ran from June to at least November 2018.Mitigation
Install a new version of Asus Live Update from vendor's website and use antivirus software to detect and remove potential malware from your computers.
ASUS Live Update: -CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.