Advisory Details

April 8th, 2014

SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Apex Stack Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-066
ZDI-CAN-1875

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS SolarWinds
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Server and Application Monitor
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the Apex ActiveX control. The issue lies in a failure to validate the size of input before copying it into a fixed-length buffer on the stack. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS SolarWinds has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.solarwinds.com/documentation/Orion/docs/ReleaseNotes/releaseNotes.htm
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2013-10-27 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-04-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Andrea Micalizzi aka rgod
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