TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

SolarWinds Storage Manager AuthenticationFilter Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-299: August 27th, 2014

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Affected Vendors


Affected Products

    Storage Manager

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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the AuthenticationFilter class. The issue lies in the ability to subvert the authentication filter. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to upload malicious scripts that can then be used to execute code under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-02-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-08-27 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)