TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Avaya IP Office one-X Portal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-056: April 3rd, 2014

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Avaya IP Office one-X Portal. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the UserConfigurationService and UploadFromLocalDriveServlet servlets. The UserConfigurationService servlet does not properly validate user-supplied data allowing for the super user account to be reset. The UploadFromLocalDriveServlet servlet also fails to validate user-supplied data allowing for arbitrary file writes with SYSTEM level privileges. An attacker can leverage these vulnerabilities to execute code with SYSTEM level privileges.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-04-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-03 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod