TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager FSMWebService Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-14-068: April 8th, 2014

CVSS Score

Affected Vendors


Affected Products

    Firewall Security Manager

Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the FSMWebService service. The issue lies within the DownloadFileServlet servlet which fails to prevent directory traversal within all parameters. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to retrieve arbitrary files as the SYSTEM 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


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod