TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

EMC HomeBase SSL Service Arbitrary File Upload Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-020: February 23rd, 2010


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to upload arbitrary files on vulnerable installations of EMC HomeBase Server. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the HomeBase SSL Service due to a failure to sanitize '../' directory traversal modifiers from a parameter. This will allow a user to specify any filename to upload arbitrary contents into. Successful exploitation can result in code execution under the context of the service.

Vendor Response

EMC states:

EMC has released a Security Advisory (ESA-2010-003) identifier to customers through Powerlink.

Disclosure Timeline

    2009-12-10 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2010-02-23 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Stephen Fewer of Harmony Security (www.harmonysecurity.com)