Advisory Details

October 18th, 2011

Symantec IM Manager ProcessAction Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-294
ZDI-CAN-1091

CVE ID CVE-2011-0554
CVSS SCORE 9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Symantec
AFFECTED PRODUCTS IM Manager
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 11677. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Symantec IM Manager. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the Symantec IM Manager web interface exposed by default on TCP port 80. The code in the file '\Program Files\Symantec\IMManager\IMLogWeb\rdprocess.aspx' and in underlying binary objects does not validate or sanitize the rdProcess variable when parsing requests. As a result, the variable can be redirected to untrusted remote network shares. Since the code rdServer.ActionProcessor.ProcessAction() parses operations from the contents of the file pointed to by this variable, a remote attacker can abuse this behavior (and additional vulnerabilities) to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of target web server, usually NETWORK SERVICE.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Symantec has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=2011&suid=20110929_00
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2011-04-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2011-10-18 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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