TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

McAfee Cloud Identity Manager ExtensionAccessServlet Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-14-050: April 3rd, 2014

CVSS Score

Affected Vendors


Affected Products

    Cloud Identity Manager

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of McAfee Cloud Identify Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within a servlet called ExtensionAccessServlet which contains a directory traversal vulnerability inside the path info string of a GET request. A remote attacker can leverage this vulnerability to read arbitrary files from the underlying OS with SYSTEM privileges.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-09-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod