TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

ManageEngine Applications Manager CommonAPIUtil getMGList groupId SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-235: May 19th, 2015

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Vulnerability Details

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

The specific flaw exists within the getMGList method of the CommonAPIUtil class. The issue lies in the failure to sanitize user-supplied input prior to executing a SQL statement. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the database, which defaults to SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

ManageEngine states:

Upgrade to version 11 build 11912 or higher, to address this vulnerability.

Disclosure Timeline

    2014-08-18 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-05-19 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)