TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

ManageEngine Desktop Central MSP IOSCheckInServlet UDID Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-167: May 6th, 2015

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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of ManageEngine Desktop Central MSP. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the IOSCheckInServlet servlet. The issue lies in the failure to sanitize JSON data before processing it. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

ManageEngine states:

Upgrade to version 9 build 90066 or higher, to address this vulnerability.

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-08-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-05-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)