Advisory Details

August 14th, 2014

AlienVault OSSIM av-centerd Util.pm remote_task Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-295
ZDI-CAN-2292

CVE ID CVE-2014-5210
CVSS SCORE 10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS AlienVault
AFFECTED PRODUCTS OSSIM
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 av-centerd SOAP service. The issue lies in the handling of remote_task requests due to a failure to safely sanitize user data before executing a command. An attacker could leverage this vulnerability to execute code with root privileges.

VENDOR RESPONSE AlienVault has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://forums.alienvault.com/discussion/2690/security-advisory-alienvault-v4-7-0-addresses-several-vulnerabilities
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-04-18 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-08-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT HP Zero Day Initiative
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