TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

ManageEngine Password Manager Pro UploadAccountActivities filename Directory Traversal Denial of Service Vulnerability

ZDI-14-421: December 11th, 2014


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to create a denial of service condition on vulnerable installations of ManageEngine Password Manager Pro. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the UploadAccountActivities servlet. The issue lies in the failure to properly sanitize a filename. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to delete files from the system.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-08-18 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2014-12-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)