TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

SolarWinds Firewall Security Manager userlogin.jsp Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-107: March 13th, 2015


CVSS Score

Affected Vendors


Affected Products

    Firewall Security Manager

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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 handling of client sessions. The issue lies in the ability to elevate to administrative privileges. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability 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

    2013-11-26 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-03-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod