Advantech WebAccess Dashboard Viewer ImageUploadHandler Unrestricted File Upload Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-16-128: February 5th, 2016
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Advantech WebAccess. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists within the WebAccess Dashboard Viewer. Insufficient validation within the uploadImageCommon function in the UploadAjaxAction script allows unauthenticated callers to upload arbitrary code (instead of an image) to the server, which will then be executed under the high-privilege context of the IIS AppPool. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.
Vendor ResponseAdvantech has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2015-09-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2016-02-05 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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