TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

Quest NetVault Backup Server Process Manager Service NVBUJobDefinitions Get Method SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-994: January 2nd, 2018


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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Quest NetVault Backup. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of NVBUJobDefinitions Get method requests. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of a user-supplied string before using it to construct SQL queries. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code in the context of the underlying database.

Vendor Response

Quest states:

fixed in 11.4.5

Disclosure Timeline

    2017-12-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2018-01-02 - Coordinated public release of advisory


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