TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer UploadHandlerServlet File Upload Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-220: May 13th, 2015


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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the UploadHandlerServlet servlet. The issue lies in the failure to sanitize the filenames uploaded to the servlet. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

ManageEngine states:

Upgrade to version 10.0 build 10001 or higher, to address this vulnerability.

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-08-18 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-05-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)