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SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Apex Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-066: April 8th, 2014

CVSS Score

Affected Vendors

    SolarWinds

Affected Products

    Server and Application Monitor

Vulnerability Details


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the Apex ActiveX control. The issue lies in a failure to validate the size of input before copying it into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current user.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2013-10-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-04-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory

Credit

This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod