TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Cisco CiscoWorks IPM GIOP getProcessName Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-004: January 21st, 2010


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

TippingPoint™ IPS Customer Protection

TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6790. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Cisco CiscoWorks Internetwork Performance Monitor. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of CORBA GIOP requests. By making a specially crafted getProcessName GIOP request an attacker can corrupt memory. Successful exploitation can result in a full compromise with SYSTEM credentials.

Vendor Response

Cisco has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2008-10-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2010-01-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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