GE MDS PulseNET Hidden Support Account Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-15-440: September 16th, 2015
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of GE MDS PulseNET. Authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability but it can bypassed using static credentials.
The specific flaw exists within the PulseNET web service. It contains a hidden support account, with static credentials, that gives full access. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.
Vendor ResponseGE has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2015-05-14 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2015-09-16 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Andrea Micalizzi (rgod)