TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Brocade Network Advisor FileReceiveServlet Directory Traversal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-049: January 20th, 2017


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Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Brocade Network Advisor. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the FileReceiveServlet servlet. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied path prior to using it in file operations. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of SYSTEM.

Vendor Response

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

Disclosure Timeline

    2016-10-17 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2017-01-20 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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