Advisory Details

August 1st, 2014

AlienVault OSSIM ws_data SQL Injection Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-271
ZDI-CAN-2181

CVE ID CVE-2014-5159
CVSS SCORE 7.5, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS AlienVault
AFFECTED PRODUCTS OSSIM
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 13723. 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 AlienVault OSSIM. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the ossim-framework service. The issue lies in the handling of the ws_data parameter due to a failure to use parameterized queries when using user-supplied data as part of a SQL query. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute SQL under the context of the database.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AlienVault has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://forums.alienvault.com/discussion/2559/security-advisory-multiple-vulnerabilities
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-03-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-08-01 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT grimmlin
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