TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

ManageEngine Applications Manager FailOverHelperServlet Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-15-162: April 29th, 2015


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose files on vulnerable installations of ManageEngine Applications Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of the FailOverHelperServlet servlet. The issue lies in the failure to properly sanitize a filename. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to disclose 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
    2015-04-29 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)