TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor Profiler Module HostStorageServlet SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-260: April 28th, 2016


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Affected Vendors


Affected Products

    Storage Resource Monitor Profiler Module

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor Profiler Module. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within processing of the HostStorageServlet servlet in the SolarWinds Storage Manager Web Services web server. The parameters orderBy and orderDir are vulnerable to SQL injection when the state parameter is set to "FileSystem ID". This allows an attacker to run arbitrary code as SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2015-11-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2016-04-28 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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