TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

SolarWinds DameWare Mini Remote Control URI Handler Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-15-555: November 10th, 2015


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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of SolarWinds DameWare Mini Remote Control. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within DWRCC.exe. By crafting a malicious link, an attacker can trigger a stack buffer overflow while parsing the command-line arguments. This vulnerability could be used to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.

Vendor Response

SolarWinds has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

Disclosure Timeline

    2015-09-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2015-11-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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